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Competition: Newcastleton Community Fuel Pumps

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Newcastleton and District Community Trust is recruiting an architect for an unmanned £300,000 petrol station in the Scottish Borders

The winning team will draw up plans for a self-service community petrol station on the site of an existing disused garage at 40 North Hermitage Street in the heart of the eighteenth century planned village.

The project will partially demolish the site, remove any contamination and deliver new petrol and diesel fuel pumps along with underground fuel tanks and air and water dispensers.

According to the brief: ‘The fuel station must meet all current regulations and legislation associated with a modern unmanned Fuel Station. As an unmanned fuel station, there is no requirement for a kiosk or shop, but the project requires a secure masonry plant room to house associated equipment for day to day operation of the site.

‘The plant room will be a physical and visual barrier splitting the forecourt area of the site from the rear of the site, which is to be levelled, fenced and turned into secure parking/storage for RVs, Caravans, etc.’

Located in the Scottish borders around 90 kilometres south of Edinburgh – Newcastleton is a planned created in the late eighteenth century as part of local land clearances. The rural settlement features two hotels, three pubs and some shops but its only petrol station closed in 2008 and the trust estimates local businesses now spend around £650-a-week travelling further afield to purchase fuel.

The latest project will create a new unnamed £300,000 petrol station by regenerating the site of the derelict facility. The new building will be expected to compliment the village’s surrounding architecture and feature natural lighting.

A free-standing advertising hoarding will also be included along with two electric vehicle charging points, two parking spaces and a fenced area for caravans. The winning team will deliver the scheme up to RIBA Stage 7.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 16 June.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Newcastleton and District Community Trust
Buccleuch House
4 South Hermitage Street

Tel: +44 1387375642
Email: secretary@newcastletoncommunitytrust.co.uk


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