Portsmouth City Council is looking for consultants to draw up a new strategic development framework
The maximum three-year contract is divided into two lots. The first, valued at £75,000, covers the assessment and identification of potential strategic development opportunity areas across the city. The second, valued at £125,000, will cover transport impact assessment and transport modelling.
The study will cover development in the rapidly growing Hampshire city, focusing on 37 already identified opportunity areas which are each either 20ha in size or capable of hosting up to 500 new dwellings. The research will look at mix of uses, capacity, infrastructure, deliverability, health and wellbeing, ecology, and environmental net gain.
In its brief, the council says is ‘acting as the contracting authority on behalf of the Partnership for South Hampshire is seeking to appoint consultants to provide consultancy advice and support to assess potential strategic development opportunity areas in order to identify the most sustainable way to deliver new development in the sub-region through to 2036 and beyond.
‘Consultants will need to undertake initial high-level “sieve mapping” to identify any additional sites not previously considered that should be included in the analysis. The work itself will be a key part of the evidence base that is part of a wider review of the 2016 spatial position statement and the production of a new joint strategy.’
The island city is witnessing a population surge which has placed increased pressure on the availability of high-quality housing at affordable prices. The city is home to a major port and naval base and has a population of 205,000 with a greater density than that of London.
In December, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios won a contest to design a £60 million landmark building at the University of Portsmouth. The AJ100 practice was chosen ahead of AHMM, Nicholas Hare Architects, Hawkins\Brown and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to win the RIBA-organised competition.
In September, Gensler revealed a masterplan for 4,000 homes on a new Portsmouth ‘super-peninsula’. The regeneration project will turn the disused 44ha Tipner West site into a community of 4,000 homes.
Applications will be evaluated 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on cost. The deadline for applications is 10am on 8 April.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Portsmouth City Council
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Tel: +44 2392688235