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Ashford Commercial Quarter Commission

Deadline: December 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Homes and Communities Agency & Ashford Borough Council are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified artists and arts organisations to respond to a commission for The Ashford Commercial Quarter development in Kent.

In January 2014, the Homes and Communities Agency, working in collaboration with Ashford Borough Council, commissioned BDP to develop plans to improve the environment in Dover Place.

BDP has now developed proposals that will provide improved benefits for pedestrians, car users, local residents and traders, as well as an attractive setting that encourages new office development into the town centre. The development of Dover Place will also signify the continuation of the improved link between Ashford International Rail Station and Ashford Town Centre. The development includes new paving, new street lighting, tree planting, landscaping, and a general improvement of street furniture.

Ashford Borough Council, who owns the site, and the HCA are seeking to commission an artist, or arts organisation to enhance these works and to add a sense of place and purpose to the spaces.

  • The fee for the artist for the work for Phase One: Concept design and costings is £3000 including expenses.
  • The fee for the artist for the work for Phase Two: Implementation is £7000 including expenses.
  • The budget for construction and materials for the work is guaranteed up to £60,000.  

For more information download the full brief below.

Download ACQ--DOVER-PLACE---Public-Art-Brief-Final.pdf(1,071 KB)