Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Regeneration meeting on Wednesday

There is a meeting tomorrow evening at 6pm at Brookside Community Centre where residents can meet the architects appointed by Telford & Wrekin Council to handle the regeneration.

Here are the details the council have provided ...
As I think you will all be aware, tenders are expected back on Monday from contractors who are bidding for the construction contract for the new Brookside shops.  We will be looking to appoint the successful contractor later this month with a view to them starting work on site on the 25th March.

We now need to turn our attention to the refurbishment and extension to the community centre (which will include the new youth centre) as well as to the public realm, which will include consideration of the open space to the rear of the school.  To lead on the design of these areas we are looking to appoint an external firm of architects who will work with the community and Council officers on this phase of the regeneration scheme.

There has been a competitive tender process for this design work but before we make an appointment we would like you all to have an opportunity to meet with the architects who have submitted the best tender so that they can share with us some of their previous work and also how they propose to carry out the consultation process.  We want to be sure that they have the skills to work with the wide range of stakeholders who have an interest in this scheme.

It would be great if as many of you as possible could come along to the main hall in Brookside community centre on the evening of Wednesday 27th February at 6pm for a short presentation and discussion session with the architects who are from Baart, Harries, Newall based in Shrewsbury.