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Bucks museum seeks architect for £5.5m revamp

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Bucks County Museum is searching for an architect for a £5.5 million overhaul of its Grade II-listed home in Aylesbury

The winning team will ‘upgrade, adapt and extend’ the existing structure which is located inside the footprint of a former Iron Age hill fort.

Founded in the 1840s, the museum occupies the historic Ceely House (pictured), old Aylesbury Grammar School and a chapel in St Mary’s Square which have all been joined together.

The museum focuses on local history and features collections documenting Buckinghamshire’s agriculture, industry, art, traditional costumes and geology.

According to the contract notice, the project will ‘increase the gallery space, improve the facilities for visitors and learning and update the exhibitions and displays.’

The contract is divided into three separate lots – calling for a conservation architect-led design team, museum designer and project manager respectively.

Up to six teams will be shortlisted for the £320,000 design team contract which is expected to run for four years. Bids will be assessed 80 per cent on quality and 20 per cent on cost.

The deadline for requests to participate is 5pm on 1 April.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

View the PQQ

Contact details

Richard de Peyer
Bucks County Museum
9 Church Street
HP20 2QP

Tel: +44 1296331441
Email: rdepeyer@buckscountymuseum.org

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