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Public Art Consultancy For West of Waterlooville Major Development Area

Deadline: October 31, 2014, 12:00 pm

Winchester City Council and Havant Borough Council are looking for a public art specialist to manage the delivery of a major arts programme. Funded by planning contributions from developer, Grainger, the programme is for the West of Waterlooville Major Development Area. It aims to create a distinctive identity for the new housing now being constructed, building community spirit and pride of place in the process.

The West of Waterlooville (WoW) development area spreads across the boundaries of the two local council districts of Winchester and Havant in the South of Hampshire. Three thousand homes are being built on land between Denmead (in Winchester District) and Purbrook and Waterlooville (in Havant Borough) over the course of about ten years.

Grainger will make a total allocation of £500,000 for public art during the development period. This will be used to fund a varied programme, potentially including events, community projects, architectural enhancements and high-profile sculptural commissions. The first commission is likely to be a ‘gateway’ sculpture on the approach to Grainger’s ‘Berewood’ site.

The two councils are now seeking experts in the field who can devise and oversee the delivery of this exciting programme.

To request an informal discussion about the commission please email your contact details to Eloise Appleby, Assistant Director (Economy and Communities), at [email protected] or Alison Woods, Economy and Arts Development Manager, at [email protected]

For a copy of the full specification download below or click here for further information.

The deadline for bids is noon on Friday 31 October 2014.

Download Specification for WoW Public Art Commission (Berewood) FINAL September 2014 (2).pdf(66 KB)