McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan the redevelopment of JCB’s Heavy Products site in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

It beat Glenn Howells Architects in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) design competition.

The architect will now further develop its proposals for the 22 acre site which will become vacant once the Heavy Products business relocates to a larger and more accessible £40m plant next to the JCB World Parts Centre on the outskirts of Uttoxeter.

The masterplan proposes to reintegrate the 22 acre site into the town centre, providing a civic park, 257 homes, a health complex, 100,000 sq ft of commercial space and a 12 bay petrol filling station.

JCB chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford said: 'The quality of the entrants was extremely high and the decision to select a winner was difficult but I believe the design masterplan which McDowell + Benedetti have conceived will give the town of Uttoxeter a development to be proud of.'