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Masterplanner sought for £4m Threshfield Quarry regeneration

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The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is on the lookout for a masterplanner to overhaul Threshfield Quarry in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

The winning team will transform the disused facility into a nature reserve with a visitor centre and business units for local craftsmen and artists.

Consultation with statutory stakeholders and materials for community drop-in sessions will also be required alongside producing the masterplan.

The upper quarry will become a nature reserve featuring a sanctuary for native white-clawed crayfish while the lower quarry will be used for economic development.

New footpaths will also be introduced and industrial buildings at the quarry – which closed in 2000 – will be demolished.

The visitor centre – known as the Dales Landscape Centre – will include use traditional building materials to create an ‘architecturally bold contribution to the region’, according to the tender brief.

The building will feature a gallery, workshop, café, toilets and shop. A sculpture and outdoor performance area are also planned.

The overall budget is estimated at £4 million and the project is expected to take ten years to complete.

The deadline for tenders is 12 December.

How to apply

Contact harry.watkins@ywt.org.uk to request the full tender brief

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