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The editor's pick - South Shields public realm

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In the first of AJ’s competition roundups, we start off at the seaside.

South Tyneside Council need a design team to tackle its proposed leisure complex on sunny South Shields’ pier parade (tinyurl.com/ylxurtx). Pre-contract proceedings will start January 2010 with expressions of interest due in 27.11.09.

Heading west along Hadrian’s Wall to Carlisle, to the design and delivery of a leisure complex of a different type; the Roman Gateway project at Tulle House. Would-be Vitruvius will pick up from Redman Design who completed the scheme to RIBA stage C, and will work on a ‘400 m2RomanGallery that will recreate life in Roman Carlisle and along the Wall. Requests to participate due in by noon on 18.12.2009

This week’s chunky framework comes courtesy of the Universityof Bath It’s a four-lot job with ‘design of research facilities; Academic/Office/Teaching spaces including lecture theatres; Student Residences; Other facilities/buildings including Sports, Arts and recreationally related, catering facilities/outlets, retail and Student Union premises’ up for grabs. The architectural fees may run up to £15m, deadline noon on 27.11.2009

Nottingham’s status as the Midland’s cultural hub continues apace with the announcement of its‘Nottingham creative village’, instigated by pro dance company, Dance4. The site is an unloved former market and Dance4 are looking for a team to create designs for a home for Dance4 (including dance studios, offices, cafe) complemented by business units for other creative firms. Closing date, 11.12.09.

And if that’s not enough action for you, there’s still time to go for the Home Office and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office’s student brief;  ‘Protecting against a vehicle-borne attack’ closes 19.11.09.

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