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.
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