Winchester has a shortfall in modern Grade A commercial office premises which represents a constraint on its development of a competitive employment based economy. The Council’s brief for this project starts from its view that this shortfall needs to be addressed for the long term benefit of the city.
Winchester City Council own two sites within the Station Approach area which they have identified as potential locations for development – the Carfax site and the Cattlemarket site. The Council intends to commission a design team to work with the Council as client, and with other stakeholders, to demonstrate how these sites can accommodate development.
The design team will be selected via a restricted EU procedure including an interview with an Evaluation Board and Advisory Panel. It is intended to select a shortlist of five teams following evaluation of an initial selection questionnaire. No design work will be required from shortlisted teams however a contribution to costs of £3,000+VAT per shortlisted team attending the interview will be provided.
The Evaluation Board includes Roger Hawkins of Hawkins Brown and Sarah Williams of SWilliams Architects as RIBA Advisers.