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Carmarthen gallery seeks expansion architect

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Oriel Myrddin Trust is on the hunt for an architect to redevelop and extend its Grade II-listed gallery in Carmarthen, Wales

The winning team will overhaul the high-profile art and crafts venue and deliver additional exhibition space, improved access, an outdoor area and a new café.

Newcastle Emlyn-based Rural Office for Architecture completed a feasibility study for the redevelopment project two years ago.

According to the contract notice: ‘Oriel Myrddin Trust is seeking an outstanding design team, able to demonstrate sensitivity and flair in a complex historic site, working with a listed building, in a local authority context, with a creative visual arts agenda.’

Named after legendary welsh wizard Merlin, Oriel Myrddin Gallery first opened inside the former Carmarthen School of Art building on Church Lane in 1991.

The Victorian landmark – designed by local architect George Morgan in 1892 – is now at the centre of the city’s emerging King Street cultural quarter.

Up to five teams will be shortlisted for the estimated £156,000 contract which is expected to run for three years.

A separate tender has been announced for consultants to help the trust further develop its business and operational functions.

The deadline for returning completed PQQs is 2pm on 7 March.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Oriel Myrddin Trust
Church Lane
SA31 1LH

Tel: +44 1267222775
Email: manthony@sirgar.gov.uk

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