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Preston seeks architect for markets overhaul

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Preston City Council is on the hunt for an architect to regenerate its historic markets complex

Planned to complete in 2017, the project will create a new indoor market beneath two Grade II-listed canopies constructed in the Victorian era and early Twentieth Century.

A late 1960s indoor market building will meanwhile be demolished and replaced with a new cinema and retail scheme.

Dubbed ‘Markets Quarter’, the development is a short distance from BDP’s iconic Preston Bus Station. The winner of a contest to regenerate the Grade II-listed Brutalist structure is expected to be announced imminently.

The winner of the markets contract will revise designs by IBI Taylor Young (pictured) which have already been developed up to RIBA Stage 2.

The council is re-tendering the design contract because the scale of the project expanded following consultation with traders to bring it within the threshold for OJEU procurement.

According to the contract notice: The initial appointment will be to develop the project from RIBA Work Stage 3 onwards. This will further inform the project in terms of its deliverability against agreed cost and timescale constraints.’

The document continued: ‘Subject to a viable design being agreed, the City Council would want to commission the consultants to take the project forward through to completion (RIBA Work Stage 7) at agreed fee scales which would be required at the tender stage.’

The deadline for expressions of interest is 26 August.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

John Crellin
Preston City Council
Town Hall Lancaster Road
United Kingdom

Email: j.crellin@preston.gov.uk
Tel: +441772906704




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