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Competition: Wessex Fields Business Park

Wessex Fields, Bournemouth
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Bournemouth Borough Council is recruiting a masterplanner for a major new commercial district in south-east Dorset

The multidisciplinary team chosen for the estimated £40,000-to-£60,000 contract will draw up plans for a new world-class business location focusing on health and wellbeing for the local authority, which purchased the plot two years ago.

The project will transform a prominent 6ha site, which is set to receive a new junction with the A338 Wessex Way on the eastern fringes of the popular coastal resort town.

In its brief, the council says it requires ‘a multidisciplined supplier to produce a masterplan of the Wessex Fields Business Park. The preference would be to attract one or more large-scale office relocation or start-up from a globally recognised enterprise alongside a building capable of providing serviced office space and sites for medium-sized companies.’

Wessex Fields is a large area of undeveloped land neighbouring the Royal Bournemouth General Hospital, close to suburban Iford and Christchurch. Neighbouring uses include a law courts, nursing home, four-star hotel and several financial services businesses.

The latest project aims to deliver a landmark, high-tech office development providing up to 2,000 new jobs in the local area. 

The scheme aims to deliver a ‘green and well-connected working environment’ featuring tall blocks with large open spaces and high-quality public realm. Pedestrian and cycle links and a business hub, café, crèche, and small shops will also be required.

The tender is currently due to be relaunched on 26 September with a revised application deadline of 26 October.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Strategic Procurement Team
Bournemouth Borough Council
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue
Bournemouth
BH2 6DY

Tel: +44 1202451410
Email: procurement@bournemouth.gov.uk 

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