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Icon for Oldham Competition

Icon for Oldham is a plan to provide a major new public artwork as part of a concerted campaign to raise the profile of the town and enhance its image locally, regionally and nationally. The project will also mark the principal vehicle route into Oldham, once the most important cotton manufacturing town in the world. Oldham is now re-asserting its status in the North West Region and intends to restore a real sense of pride of place.

The promoters anticipate a budget of £2M - £3M ( UK pounds )to achieve these aims. Icon for Oldham is part of a programme of strategic action lead by Oldham MBC and is supported by a wide spectrum of other public and private organisations. The client team now want to recruit an Artist, Architect, Landscape Architect or Creative Design Team to realise this project and are seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified parties.

This is a challenging and exciting project and we want people with the best ideas who can develop realisable projects for a complex set of circumstances. We will shortlist up to 5 individuals or teams who will then each be paid an Honorarium to develop a technically feasible design proposal with outline implementation costs.

The Deadline for Submission of Expressions of Interest – June 2nd 2008 For details of how to enter the Icon for Oldham Design Competition first see the Full Project Description, the Site Brief and the Submission Requirements at or write to Geoff Wood, Icon for Oldham Project Manager, Working Parts Ltd, Shoulder of Mutton, 70 Towngate, Midgley, West Yorkshire, HX2 6UJ, email Icon for Oldham is open to all irrespective of gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Oldham Business Centre Cromwell Street, Contact: Geoff Wood, Attn: Geoff Wood, UK-Oldham OL1 1WR. Tel. 014 22 88 45 38. E-mail:

Further documentation can be obtained at: Geoff Wood, 70 Towngate Midgley, Contact: Geoff Wood, Attn: Geoff Wood, Director, Working parts Ltd, UK-Halifax HX2 6UJ. Tel. 014 22 88 45 38. E-mail: URL:

EU: 2008/S 79-107130

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