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Competition: The Mending Rooms, Huddersfield

Park Valley Huddersfield
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Park Valley Huddersfield is recruiting a design team for a £2 million regeneration of a former mill on the outskirts of the West Yorkshire market town

The architect-led team chosen for the estimated £219,000 contract will convert the disused Grade II-listed structure into a new hub for SMEs specialising in either financial and professional services, high-tech manufacturing, life sciences, environmental industries, digital and creative industries, or food and drink.

The speculative 1,920m² project – dubbed The Mending Rooms and planned to complete in 2020 – aims to boost economic growth and jobs creation within the area. The scheme will focus on one historic building within a larger defunct textiles factory which has been transformed into a business centre, known as Park Valley Huddersfield, over the last eight years.

According to the brief: ‘Park Valley Huddersfield has been awarded a grant from the European Regional Development Fund to renovate a derelict former mill and create high-quality office space.

‘The former mill is located within an existing Business Park on the B6108 Meltham Road on the outskirts of Huddersfield, Yorkshire. The new space will be called the Mending Rooms and PVH seeks to procure the following services from a single organisation or consortium: architectural, structural engineering, cost consultancy and BREEAM assessment.’

Park Valley Huddersfield occupies the 5.3 hectare site of a former textiles mill in Lockwood, on the southwest fringes of Huddersfield. Since 2010, the development has grown to include a range of businesses including the first all new textile dye colouring plant in the UK for over 20 years.

The latest project will create a new hub for small and medium-sized businesses within a Grade II-listed former mill overlooking the River Holme and a local rugby club.

Leeds-based KPP Architects won planning permission for an earlier version of the project in 2016 however the chosen team will be expected to review the scheme and re-apply for planning in light of changes to the brief.

Bids to take the project forward will be evaluated 60 per cent on quality and 40 per cent on cost.

The deadline for applications has been extended to 3 December.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Richard Jones
Add Specialists
Suite 5
Valley House
Park Valley Mills
Meltham Road
Huddersfield
HD4 7BH

Email: Richard.Jones@addspecialists.co.uk

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