The British Horological Institute (BHI) is seeking a conservation architect for a new £4.9 million training centre for clock-makers near Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire
Planned to complete in 2018, the project will transform a stable block and glasshouse at BHI’s Grade II*-listed Upton Hall headquarters (pictured) into a new National Centre for Horology.
Featuring workshop spaces, classrooms, offices and a display of items from BHI’s historical collections – the facility will combat a national shortage of horologists by doubling the institute’s overall student capacity.
A new glazed entrance atrium will also be created to Upton Hall’s West Wing which will be restored and transformed into a new venue for weddings and other commercial events.
Set up in 1858 to protect Britain’s clock making industry from overseas competition, the institute maintains a code of practice and set of standard examinations for horologists.
The institute has occupied the 1832 William John Donthorn-designed Greek Revival building – which features a library, museum and display of antique grandfather clocks – since 1972.
The winner of the estimated £130,000 contract will initially develop the scheme from RIBA Stage 2 to 3 and will then deliver the project if funding is approved.
[The deadline for requests to participate is 1pm on 5 January]
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
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