Melton Borough Council is seeking an architect to consider ways of redeveloping an existing care home within the town of Melton Mowbray in north Leicestershire
The winner of the estimated £80,000 contract will deliver a feasibility study exploring the potential regeneration of Gretton Court.
The traditional brick and block structure, constructed in the mid-1980s, contains 40 flats arranged in an H-shaped floor plan.
According to the contract notice: ‘The county council has already decided that the present facilities do not meet the minimum requirements for an extra care scheme in the medium-to-longer term, due in part to shared bathing facilities and the standards of the kitchens.
‘Gretton Court needs investment, either to fulfil an upgraded role providing extra care units; or, if Gretton Court cannot be redeveloped to modern standards as a viable extra care unit, to redevelop the premises as a sheltered scheme.’
The study will identify options to transform Gretton Court into a new extra care facility, and will produce a concept model showing the potential number of units that could be constructed on the site.
The architect will also be asked to consider developing ancillary amenities such as a gym, as well as investigating potential funding options.
The deadline for applications is 30 September.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Melton Borough Council