Sutton Council is on the hunt for a multidisciplinary design team to deliver its ambitious town centre regeneration masterplan in south London
The winner of the estimated £135,000 contract will draw up a deliver strategy for the comprehensive regeneration of the historic Surrey settlement which is located around 16 kilometres from the centre of London.
The search for a delivery team comes a year after Architecture 00 and Allies and Morrison revealed a masterplan to deliver 3,400 new homes, 31,000m² of retail and 23,000m² of new office space in the area over the next 15 years. Other planned improvements include upgraded public spaces and an extension of the Tramlink from Wimbledon to Sutton Station.
According to the brief: ‘The successful bidder will be a renowned architectural practice who will lead a multidisciplinary team to provide a clear vision and strategy for regeneration. We anticipate that the team will include urban design, transport planning, cost consultant, development consultancy and specialist retail regeneration advisor.
‘The team will display significant experience in delivering ambitious and innovative place-making regeneration schemes. You will be well versed in engaging public-sector stakeholders and have the confidence to challenge ingrained positions to deliver regeneration.’
Featuring around 400,000m² of retail, office and civic floor space – Sutton is recognised as the eighth largest town centre in the capital. The Surrey town’s pedestrianised high street was used as the setting for the Channel 4 sitcom PhoneShop.
The winning team will review the existing masterplan and create a new delivery strategy considering key objectives such as improving pedestrian and traffic movement, townscape planning and public realm.
The strategy will also look at the disposal strategy for key council-owned development sites including the Kwikfit site on Throwley Way, Civic Centre, Secombe Theatre, Beech Tree Place, Gibson Road Car Park, several houses adjacent to Manor Park, and the Times Square Car Park.
The deadline for applications is 12noon on 22 December.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
London Borough of Sutton
St Nicholas Way
Tel: +44 2087705316