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Contest opens for Winchester station approach regeneration

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Winchester City Council is on the hunt for an architect to regenerate two sites on the main approach to its train station

‘High quality and contemporary’ proposals are sought for the council-owned Carfax and Cattlemarket plots.

The two sites close to city’s main station are expected to feature commercial, residential and retail development alongside new car parking and improved public realm connections.

Local firm Snug Architects has already developed some initial visions for the area with engineering and architecture students from the University of Southampton (pictured).

The studio’s design director Paul Bulkeley commented: ‘Winchester has a shortage of decent commercial office space and needs a business hub.’

He continued: ‘We are pleased with the competition brief because it makes it clear the architect also needs to think about the spaces between the two sites.’

He added: ‘In Winchester there will always be a lot of local comment and there will be pressures to do a pastiche but this is outside the conservation area and is therefore an opportunity to develop a vision for what business should look like in Winchester.’

The winner will develop the scheme up to planning application stage before being novated to a contractor or developer.

An exhibition of shortlisted designs will be held in early March next year and a winner announced later in the same month.

The deadline for applications is 18 November.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Jayne Green
City Offices
Colebrook Street
SO23 9LJ

Tel: 01962 848 544
Email: stationapproach@winchester.gov.uk





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