Preston Bus Station - International open design competition
Власти Ланкашира приняли решение о реконструкции престонского автовокзала. Участникам предстоит работать в трех направлениях: собственно, «обновление» автобусной станции, создание молодежного центра и развитие общественных пространств на этой территории. Конкурс пройдет в два этапа. На первом – участникам нужно будет разработать решения для каждой из поставленных задач. На втором – пятеро финалистов займутся доработкой своих проектов в соответствии с замечаниями и рекомендациями жюри.
Lancashire County Council (“the County Council”) invites UK and international architects and urban designers to enter this competition for the development of the iconic grade II listed Preston Bus Station and its adjoining western apron, to include the provision of a brand new Youth Zone, a state of the art facility for the young people of Preston.
The County Council is keen to explore the opportunities this development presents to improve the connectivity from the Bus Station through to the wider City Centre thereby offering the people of Preston a new and exciting civic space, and a more attractive pedestrian route with the aim of generating a catalyst for further development within this part of the City Centre.
The competition will be in two phases. During the first phase the County Council will invite conceptual designs which will be judged anonymously. Following this initial evaluation 5 submissions will be shortlisted and invited to take part in phase two of the competition for which they will be awarded an honorarium.
During phase two of the competition more detailed briefing information will be available and the shortlisted design teams will be asked to develop their designs further in the light of the feedback received from their phase 1 submissions and the additional information provided.
It is anticipated that the County Council will seek to retain the services of the winning consultant at least up to and including RIBA Stage 4 (subject to confirmation), and, subject to performance, probably beyond to the completion of the project. Quantity Surveying services for the project will be provided by the County Council's Design and Construction team.
In terms of the eventual contractor for the project works, they will be appointed from the County Council's own construction framework.