Castle Point Borough Council is seeking a team to design a multifunctional community facility on Canvey Island, Essex
The winner of the estimated £10,000-to-£20,000 contract will explore a series of cost and energy-efficient options for the redevelopment of an existing community hall known as the Paddocks, located on the reclaimed island in the Thames estuary.
The project is for a new-build venue for entertainment, catered events, markets and exhibitions. The chosen practice will advise on its size and capacity along with additional required infrastructure such as car parking.
In its brief, the council says it ‘is seeking professional advice to establish: whether there is sufficient latent demand within a realistic catchment area to support the provision of a multifunctional facility capable of accommodating larger entertainment events, catering functions, craft fairs, exhibitions as well as community groups/private hirers, operating at a cost-neutral or surplus position.’
Canvey is a 18.4km2 island which transformed from a largely agricultural landscape into a major seaside resort and industrial area during the 20th century. It is home to around 38,000 people. Local landmarks include the 1933 Labworth Café designed by Ove Arup.
The completed feasibility study is expected to shape a brief for the design of the new centre. Bids will be evaluated 40 per cent on technical score and 60 per cent on cost.
The deadline for applications is midday, 23 August.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Castle Point Borough Council