According to the brief: ‘Liskeard Town Council is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake a feasibility study that will inform the repair and refurbishment of The Guildhall, Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JA.
‘The successful architect will work with the council and key stakeholders to develop proposals for the repurposing of the interior, focussing on the creation of new community and/or commercial facilities that will incorporate full disabled access to the first floor.’
Liskeard is a former market town with a population of around 10,000 located 32km west of Plymouth. The latest project focusses on rejuvenating Liskeard Guildhall which was constructed in 1859 to replace an earlier town hall.
Project title Community Centre
Client Elsenham Parish Council
Contract value Tbc
First round deadline Midday, 2 January 2024
Restrictions Liskeard Town Council is keen to work with architects who are specialists in the conservation, repair, and enhancement of historic buildings. Contractors will be asked to provide examples of similar projects they have worked on as well as evidence of engagement with stakeholders including councillors, tenants, businesses, organisations, and the local community
More information https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/notice/f3db74a6-28a7-4888-bede-9d64011dcd60
‘The Guildhall is notable for its architecture and history within Liskeard and as such its repair and refurbishment needs to celebrate the buildings orginal features and rejunveate the interior space in a way that is sensitive to the exisiting building and secures a sustainable use for its future.
The team selected for the estimated £30,000 contract will carry out a feasibility study looking at options to restore and upgrade the Charles Reeves and Henry Rice-designed 1859 town centre landmark.
The project – funded by the Good Growth Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity Fund – will refurbish the building’s interior and exterior while also improving access and creating new community and commercial facilities in the main hall and annex.