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Architect sought for David Livingstone Centre overhaul

The National Trust for Scotland is seeking an architect for the £12 million regeneration of the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre

The winning team will transform the famous explorer’s Grade A-listed home into a jungle-themed adventure park.

The project is based on a masterplan by Gareth Hoskins and Lord Cultural Resources who also completed the scheme’s initial Heritage Lottery Funding application.

Rock climbing, a treetop walkway, a zip-wire, cycling facilities and a maze are all planned for the eight hectare site where Livingstone was born in 1813.

From the age of ten Livingstone worked in the eighteenth century former mill complex where he also lived in a tenement alongside 24 other families.

The museum documents his early childhood and later adventures in Africa where he went missing and was later found in a remote village by a journalist who asked: ‘Dr. Livingstone, I presume?’

The appointed team will work up detailed designs for the historic building and its surrouding hectare grounds.

A further Heritage Lottery Fund application along with planning and listed building consent applications will also be required under the £170,000 contract.

The deadline for requests to participate is 25 July.

How to apply

Visit the Public Contracts Scotland website to register interest in this project and obtain any additional information

Contact details

Francoise Boyce
National Trust for Scotland
Hermiston Quay,
5 Cultins Road
EH11 4DF

+44 8444932282






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