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Competition: Cinderford Northern Quarter, Forest of Dean

Steam Mills Lake

Forest of Dean District Council is on the hunt for an architect to deliver a mixed-use development at Cinderford Northern Quarter

The winner of the £50,000-to-£164,000 contract will draw up plans for 50 homes and two workplace units on a prominent site within the new 84ha settlement.

The project is the latest phase of the council’s £100 million redevelopment of a former mining site in the heart of the historic woodland. A new further education college by Roberts Limbrick Architects is expected to complete at Cinderford Northern Quarter this autumn.

According to the brief: ‘The Forest of Dean District Council seeks to employ design consultants to undertake design consultancy services for RIBA Stages 1-6, to undertake pre-application discussion, to prepare construction drawings, and subject to business case approval administer a building contract through to practical completion and handover.

‘Selection of design consultants will be weighted 70per cent/30 per cent in favour of cost/experience of preparing sustainable design within an environmentally sensitive setting.’

The 110km² Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is one of the oldest woodlands in England. The area is home to several small towns and villages including Coleford, Cinderford and Lydney.

Cinderford Northern Quarter, masterplanned by Alan Baxter, aims to create around 200 new homes and 1,000 new jobs on a former brownfield site next to the Steam Mills Lake (pictured), which is currently used for recreational activities.

The latest project will deliver two workplace units and 50 new homes with road access and parking.

The deadline for applications is 23 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Wendy Jackson
Forest of Dean District Council
High Street
GL16 8HG

Tel: 01594 812642
Email: wendy.jackson@fdean.gov.uk 


Readers' comments (2)

  • Am I this only person who is concerned to see that the contestants in this competition will be weighted 70% to 30% in favour of cost over experience of preparing sustainable design within an environmentally sensitive setting?

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  • It also says its not open to SMEs!

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