Pembrokeshire County Council is seeking an architect to design a Henry Tudor visitor centre in Pembroke, west Wales
The team chosen for the £225,000 contract will transform the abandoned South Quay buildings into a new heritage hub focusing on Henry Tudor who was born inside neighbouring Pembroke Castle and went on to win the War of the Roses.
The estimated £4 million mixed-use project will convert five disused structures into a library and visitor centre along with several commercial units and new affordable homes. It will also cover upgrades to Mill Pond Car Park and new public realm connecting the castle to the town centre.
In its brief, the council says: ‘The South Quay buildings and related public spaces provide the opportunity for a flagship project that can transform the town and create a much-needed link between the castle and the town centre.
‘The central element of the development proposal is to restore and bring back into beneficial use the five principal buildings within the scheme. Within this context, the scheme also includes the existing mill pond car park and immediate environs. These elements are included within the development envelope for its townscape enhancement and commercial economic development potential.’
Pembroke is a historic county town centred around a stone fortress which was founded by the Normans in 1093. The citadel – now known as Pembroke Castle – was the birthplace of the Henry Tudor, the last English monarch to win the throne through battle.
The latest project focuses on five abandoned houses located on Castle Terrace and Northgate Street. A previous planning consent to redevelop the buildings as commercial units, flats and houses has now expired.
The winning architect team will deliver the scheme from the beginning of RIBA Stage 1 through to completion.
The deadline for applications is 2pm, 29 May.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall, Haverfordwest
Telephone: +44 1437775906