With lockdown easing, there is optimism in the air and plenty of things to do this summer on the Oxford Road Corridor.
The Oxford Road Corridor partnership are seeking an external consultant to develop a place-shaping plan. The strategy should integrate with the Oxford Road Corridor Strategic Spatial Framework (SSF), and other strategic development documents and transport strategies, with a focus on public realm and wayfinding.
The purpose of the study is not to rewrite the existing Oxford Road Corridor SSF. It is to identify the spatial relationships and connections within and between the key knowledge, business and cultural assets on the Corridor, focusing on opportunities for greening and enhancing public realm, including investigating linkages and spaces that would complement the partners’ recent and planned investment in the area.
There should be a focus on key gateways, transport nodes and wayfinding, which would create a sense of place and arrival, improve internal movement and encourage active travel, whilst interpreting the area’s unique academic and cultural history.
The plan should provide design guidance, illustrative masterplans, outline costs and a business case for investment.
The total budget for the work: c£15,000 + VAT.
Proposals should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for proposals: Friday 27th August 2021
For full details: Click here to download the full brief.
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