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Architect sought for £4.9m national clock making centre

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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

Contact details

Sally Martin
Deputy Office Manager
Focus Consultants
Focus House
Millennium Way West
Phoenix Business Park
Nottingham
NG8 6AS

Tel: 0115 9765050
Email: sally.martin@focus-consultants.com

 

 

 

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