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Architect sought for Dartmoor visitor centre overhaul

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Dartmoor National Park Authority is on the hunt for an architect for a £150,000 overhaul of its Postbridge visitor centre

The winning team will transform the existing visitor centre into a ‘vibrant well-used hub for information and education’.

The building receives around 43,000 visitors and 700 coaches between May and September every year.

The project aims to increase footfall in the centre and encourage visitors to ‘linger longer’.

An enhanced ‘interpretive offer’ focussing on bronze age finds at nearby Whitehorse Hill is also required.

According to the brief, the new centre will act ‘as a starting point for experiencing the area’s natural and cultural richness, through interpretation and walking opportunities.’

Proposals must improve the centre’s visibility and remove an existing bottleneck at its entrance. Improved retail opportunities will also be required.

The new building’s design, materials and landscaping must reflect its sensitive setting within the national park.

Shortlisted teams will be invited to deliver presentations later this month.

The deadline for applications is 2pm on 12 January.

How to apply

View the tender notice for more information

Contact details

Christopher Walledge
Head of Legal & Democratic Services
Dartmoor National Park Authority,
Parke,
Bovey Tracey,
Newton Abbot,
Devon
TQ13 9JQ

Email: tenders@dartmoor.gov.uk

 

 

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