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Competition: West Norfolk residential sites

King's Lynn
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King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council is recruiting architects for a series of small-scale residential schemes

Teams chosen for the £150,000 architectural services framework will be in line to develop residential schemes on seven sites across the borough from RIBA stage 3 through to 7. The agreement will run for two years with an option to extend for another two years.

The project is divided into two phases with the first covering new housing on High Road in Tilney Cum Islington and Fring Road in Great Bircham. The second tranche involves delivering residential units at Coronation Avenue, West Winch; Hillside, Marham; Parkside, Snettisham; Warrens Close, Clenchwarton; and Buckenham Drive, Stoke Ferry.

According to the brief: ‘Over the last three years the council has sought outline planning permission on parcels of council owned land. We have been successful on a number of sites and have now decided to take these potential plots forward for residential development.

‘Designers are invited to submit a fixed price quotation to develop our designs, take the sites through the reserved matters application process, obtain building control approval, assist in tendering of the works, and manage the construction of the dwellings.’

The 1,473 km² local government district of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is home to more than 147,000 people. The area is centred around the historic market town of Kings Lynn and includes more than 100 surrounding rural parishes.

Last year Feilden + Mawson competed a new £4 million innovation and enterprise centre in King’s Lynn. The building has been built on a 1.7 hectare site designated as an enterprise zone by the government and set to spur on the regeneration of West Norfolk.

Last summer, Levitate was chosen to draw up a concept and delivery plan for the town’s historic waterfront, stretching from Purfleet Quay in the north to Friars Fleet in the South.  Key sites within the regeneration area include Boal Quay and the Grade II-listed Sommerfeld & Thomas warehouse and grain silos.

The latest project will deliver new social housing on seven separate sites throughout the district. Outline planning has already been achieved for each development.

The overall winning team will be awarded an initial contract to take projects forward and the companies placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th will be offered a place on a framework agreement covering further small scale residential development sites.

The deadline for applications is 13 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Martin Gibbs
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
Kings Court
Chapel Street
King’s Lynn
PE30 1EX

Email: procurementtenders@West-Norfolk.gov.uk

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