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Architect for Phase 1b, Grahame Park Regeneration Project

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The RIBA has launched the selection process on behalf of Choices for Grahame Park Ltd. Architects, or teams of architects, are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for a mixed tenure housing development with community facilities, retail and public realm.

Choices for Grahame Park Ltd (CfGP) is a wholly-owned special purpose vehicle, that was set up by the Genesis Housing Group to work in partnersship with Barnet Council to deliver the flagship regeneration of the 1,777 home Grahame Park Estate, Colindale NW9. Genesis Housing Group is one of the largest housing association groups in Europe and consists of a number of non-profit making Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

CfGP wishes to select an architect, or team of architects to design and deliver Phase 1b of the regeneration programme. Phase 1b will involve demolition of 200 plus homes with the construction of c.600 new homes (the majority for sale); 2,000m2 of shops; a library; community centre and housing office, public square; a small park and play area (4,000 m2), together with the relocation of a road and its establishment as a boulevard. The indicative construction works budget (1Q 2008) is anticipated to be in the region of GBP £95m. Phase 1b’s location at the south of the Estate means that this will be a key gateway location for the overall regeneration project and other developments in the surrounding area. It will be a hub of activity for the area and CfGP envisages a series of landmark buildings in this location, together with properties that will maximise sales values for cross-funding the overall regeneration.

For a Preliminary Briefing Paper and details of how to enter the competition please contact the RIBA Competitions Office: Tel. +44(0)113-234-1335, or visit www.architecture.com/competitions.

The Expression of Interest deadline is 14.00hrs on Wednesday 13 February 2008.

Each of the short-listed teams will receive an honorarium payment of GBP £3,000 (+VAT).

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