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Stornoway seeks architect for food-processing factory

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Stornoway Port Authority is seeking an architect to design a £2 million food-processing factory on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

The winning architect-led design team will draw up plans for a waterfront building to replace an existing food-processing plant on Goat Island overlooking the town.

The project will deliver a 1,250m² food preparation area, 60m² of cold storage, two offices, staff facilities, toilets and parking.

According to the contract notice: ‘The project is to provide a new factory plan shape to be rationalised, with offices, canteen and staff facilities on an upper floor, with the likely result that approximately one quarter of the building will be on two levels.

‘The factory is to be completed to a shell standard including services such as toilets and hygienic wall linings. The procurement and install of food processing equipment is to be done by tenant. Externally an increase over the current provision for delivery, parking, turning space for articulated lorries will be required.’

Stornoway, 50km off Scotland’s north-west coast, is the main administrative centre for the Outer Hebrides, a major tourist destination and an important base for the production of smoked kippers, salmon and shellfish.

Goat Island is a small landmass in the centre of Stornoway harbour and home to several marine and fishing industries.

The scheme has already been developed up to RIBA Stage 2, and the winning team will complete RIBA Stage 3 before being novated to a Design and Build contractor to deliver the scheme, which is planned to complete in 2019. A marine engineer-led team is sought in a separate lot to upgrade the island’s boat yard.

The deadline for applications is noon, 20 February.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Alex MacLeod
Stornoway Port Authority
Amity House Esplanade Quay

Tel: +44 1463785149
Email: alex.macleod@stornowayport.com
Fax: +44 1851705714

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