Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust has launched a competition to select the design team for its World at Wentworth project
The appointed architect will take the museum scheme to RIBA stage C and assist with the second round HLF funding application.
The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 17 May.
Client contact details:
Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust
Wentworth Castle Heritage Trust, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, South Yorkshire
Contact: Buro Four Project Services, 4th Floor Amazon House, Brazil Street, Manchester, M1 3PJ
Attn: David Boles
S75 3ET Barnsley
Tel. +44 1619060200
The Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust is seeking to appoint a design team to lead the development of the World at Wentworth project including assisting the second round HLF funding application (note: A number of other funders will support the scheme in addition to the HLF).
The team will respond to the clients brief and develop the design through RIBA stage C to a reveiw by the HLF and the Trust. A satisfactory approval will allow design activity to proceed through RIBA stage D to the HLF funding submission.
The team will then stand down until funding has been secured where upon the intention is that they will work to develop detailed designs and deliver the project through the procurement and construction stages.
The project will deliver:
— facilities (both new & refurbished) within which will be delivered the Trusts extensive learning and community engagement programme,
— interpretation and demonstration areas,
— a home for plant collections,
— support facilities (eg toilets / plant & catering areas),
— improved linkages from the existing main visitor entrance across the site.
The project scope will include:
— Restoration of the Grade II* Listed Victorian Conservatory and Potting Shed,
— New Build and refurbished facilities to support the educational programmes and operation of the above,
— Landscaping (Hard & Soft) associated with the development; within the Grade I listed grounds,
— Improved linkages to the entrance and also for support services (ie vehicle access to the site),
— Infrastructure to support the development.
The site will remain operational during the development, as will the Northern College who operate from the main adjoining hall. The ongoing operation of the site will have to be factored into the planning of the project.
The client is seeking a team who are familiar with the objectives of the HLF and can respond with a design which maximses the opportunity for the delivery of the funding outputs whilst providing an attractive, engaging and efficient facility for the Trust to operate.
The scope includes the restoration of the victorian conservatory. A demonstrable track record in the delivery of projects which includes similar structures and a clear proposal as to how the team will deal with the issues associated with the restoration of this structure including the provision of an environmental control, commensurate with its modern usage, will be a definite advantage.