Linc Cymru Housing Association is looking for an architect for a major mixed-use town centre regeneration in Bridgend, South Wales
The chosen team will create a conceptual masterplan for a 700m² multi-use health and social care centre with at least 60 residential units on a strategic 1.9ha development site on Sunnyside Road near the heart of the historic market town.
The Sunnyside Wellness Village project will deliver a new doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, dentist practice, community clinics and supported housing on the site of Bridgend’s former council offices and magistrates court. The project is backed by ABMU Health Board, ARCH and Bridgend County Borough Council.
According to the brief: ‘The Sunnyside site provides a unique opportunity for a truly mixed-use, multigenerational redevelopment of a brownfield site in the centre of Bridgend.
‘It is envisaged that through the mix of complementary uses such as health, housing and leisure, the site can be brought back into use, creating a vibrant multi-functional space open to all the residents of the town and beyond.’
Linc Cymru Housing Association was set up in 1977 and specialises in affordable housing, social care and health services across Wales. The organisation purchased the site in March this year. It already has planning permission for a stand-alone care home.
The Sunnyside Road commission comes shortly after Coastal Housing Group announced an open single-stage tender for a £7 million redevelopment of Cambrian and Wyndam House in Bridgend.
Coastal’s project, supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, is part of wider plans to increase town-centre footfall and boost jobs and residential use by providing better attractions and activities. Bridgend, which lies between Cardiff and Swansea, has witnessed significant population growth in recent decades.
Interested bidders for the Sunnyside Road project are required to submit up to two sketch proposals for the site along with indicative build costs. Applications will be assessed 20 per cent on experience, 40 per cent on proposals and 40 per cent on fees.
The deadline for applications is midday, 27 October.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Linc Cymru Housing Association
387 Newport Road
Tel: +44 2920473767