High Peak Borough Council has launched a new two-year framework covering a raft of housing estate upgrade projects in the East Midlands
Two teams will be chosen for the agreement, tendered in partnership with Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. It is expected to yield around £150,000 in fees during its lifetime which may be extended up to 12 months.
The programme will upgrade housing stock and deliver social, economic and environmental improvements at three key housing estates in the region: Gamesley in Glossop, Fairfield estate in Buxton, and New Mills East in New Mills.
According to the brief: ‘The council wishes to appoint two suitably qualified consultants to assist in devising an environmental masterplan for the three areas. The contract is scheduled to be awarded on the 1 November 2017.’
‘The study is to look at a place-check exercise of each neighbourhood to identify issues and opportunities for any actions required for physical, social and economic regeneration of these communities. The work must recognise the budget limitations that exist with social housing funding schemes and therefore the consultant is to concentrate on short to medium term improvements.’
High Peak is a high-altitude moorland plateau located in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. The main areas of settlement in the region include Buxton, New Mills, Glossop, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith.
The 1,000-unit Gamesley estate hosts 771 homes owned by the local authority while Fairfield comprises 2,000 dwellings with just over a quarter owned by the council. New Mills East is one of the country’s most deprived areas, featuring 1,300 homes with more than 200 in council ownership.
Teams chosen for the project will draw up plans to enhance the existing building stock and built environment, considering issues such as lighting and street furniture, trees, car parks, open spaces, parks.
Community facilities, social infrastructure, access, connectivity and issues relating to anti-social behaviour will also be reviewed along with an options appraisal for existing shop parades.
The deadline for applications is midday, 12 October.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
High Peak Borough Council