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Winnington Urban Village - Public Art Project

Deadline: April 17, 2015, 4:00 pm

Winnington Urban Village is a new housing development currently under construction and being developed by a consortium of house builders which include Morris Homes, Taylor Wimpey, David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes. The consortium are committed to delivering public artwork as part of the approved planning submission with the aim of promoting a sense of place which reflects the sites cultural heritage and the quality of the development. They seek expressions of interest from experienced and suitably qualified artists who have a track record at developing new public artwork.

The site comprises a main spinal road linking Winnington Avenue to Winnington Lane providing access to housing which has been designed to create different character areas from urban style mews houses to the traditional family style homes. There is a network of public realm (urban squares and the local centre), public open space and play areas within the development which are linked by a network of public footpaths, pedestrian and cycle routes. The site also has a strong link with the River Weaver and a bridge has been retained as a pedestrian link between the main body of the site and Wallerscote Island.

The aim of the project is to integrate high quality artwork and creativity into the public realm, public open space and play areas within the Winnington Urban Village, thereby creating a pleasant and diverse environment in which to live and build a community on.

The consortium wish to commission an artist who will spend time understanding the site, researching its cultural heritage, meet with the Arts Officer at Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC) and create proposals with consultation with the local community at the heart.

The Winnington Urban Village Public Art Competition is open to professional local, national and international artists with experience of working on public art commissions within the landscape.

Budget: £90,000 (All inclusive for design and installation, but excludes VAT)
Deadline for Submission: 4.30pm, 17th of April 2015
Anticipated Artwork Installation Date: Spring to Summer 2016

Download the full brief below.

Download 1100A Expression of Interest.pdf(1,627 KB)

Old painting of the Winnington Bridge

Old painting of the Winnington Bridge