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Contest opens for Kirkleatham walled garden revamp

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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has launched a design competition for a ‘landmark attraction’ inside a Seventeenth Century Grade II-listed walled garden in Kirkleatham

Planned to complete in 2016, the project will deliver a new catering academy and restore a 3.5 hectare kitchen garden which has been disused for several decades.

‘Inspiring and deliverable’ proposals are sought for the historic structure which was originally constructed as part of the estate of former Lord Mayor of London William Turner. 

Key surviving buildings on the estate include a James Gibbs-designed alms house and William Wakefield’s 1692 Free School (pictured) which has been transformed into a local history museum.

The academy will provide both catering and horticultural training and is expected to be constructed close to the museum’s 1981 Bellamy Pavillion.

According to the contract notice: ‘The council is seeking to attract a range of high quality architects and designers through this competition.

‘Initial investigations have highlighted a range of potential activities, constraints and a site layout option, which help to illustrate our vision; however it is through this competition that we are seeking to reach a definitive scope and outline design for the facility.’

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12noon on 9 November.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Jayne Kempen
Belmont House
Rectory Lane
TS14 7FD
United Kingdom

Email: jayne.kempen@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
Tel: 01642 771249




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