Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Architect sought for £12m Tunbridge Wells hub

  • Comment

Kent County Council is recruiting an architect for its £12 million cultural and learning hub in Tunbridge Wells

Planned to complete in 2020 – the project will transform the town’s museum, library (pictured) and art gallery on Civic Way into a new landmark cultural venue.

Supported by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the scheme will improve existing facilities on the site and deliver a new café, restaurant, council offices and tourist information centre.

Around 60,000 objects from the Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery will be housed in the new hub alongside 10,000 items from the Borough Archives and 7,000 photographs, maps, plans contained in the local studies collection.

The Grade II-listed cluster of facilities currently includes a 1902 education centre designed by Henry Thomas Hare alongside a museum and library by Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich.

Bisset Adams has already completed a feasibility study and round one Heritage Lottery Fund application for the project which was approved in December.

Up to five teams will be shortlisted for the estimated £1.3 million contract and bids will be evaluated 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on cost.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 29 June.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Selena Stray
The Kent County Council
County Hall
ME14 1XQ

Tel: +44 1622694687
Email: selena.stray@kent.gov.uk

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs