The winning team will create an interactive design code and design assessment framework which can be used to improve the ‘quality and consistency of design’ in developments within the South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council areas.
Key aims of the commission include improving and enhancing the area which is witnessing a surge in commercial and residential development, and ‘creating healthier and more sustainable neighbourhoods as part of the delivery of this planned growth.’
‘These Districts of Norfolk are becoming better connected and already offers an attractive and beautiful place to live and work. The Councils are also the focus for housing and commercial growth across the Greater Norwich sub-region.
‘The successful consultant will, therefore, through the production of a design code and assessment framework, have a great opportunity to help improve and enhance the area through creating healthier and more sustainable neighbourhoods as part of the delivery of this planned growth.’
According to the brief: ‘South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified consultant to prepare an interactive design code and design assessment framework to improve the quality and consistency of design across the two individual Local Planning Authority areas.
South Norfolk is a local government district which is home to around 140,000 people. Settlements in the area include Wymondham, Diss, Harleston and Long Stratton. The latest projects comes two years after Breckland District Council sought design teams for a pair of contracts to revamp Swaffham town centre in Norfolk.
Bids to deliver the latest contract will be evaluated 80 per cent on quality and 20 per cent on price. Applicants must hold employer’s liability insurance of £10 million, public liability insurance of £10 million and professional indemnity insurance of £5 million.