What has happened so far?

The redevelopment of Station Approach was first proposed as part of the Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 in March 2013. Policies for the site have also been included in the Local Plan Part 2 (adopted April 2017). See below for the development of the project so far.

The City Council's Cabinet agree the RIBA Plan of Work Stages 0 & 1 and resolve to begin the new procurement process.

March 2017             

The City Council approves the project budget. November 2016
The City Council agrees to start a new procurement process working with the RIBA Competitions Office. October 2016
The City Council resolves to begin a new procurement process. September 2016

The Design Jury supply further feedback as to how they feel the highest scoring scheme could be enhanced and the RIBA Client Advisor appointed by the Council also supplies her findings on the scheme

The City Council further discuss the outcome of the Design Competition and the options available to the Council for proceeding with the development

At a meeting of Full Council on 21st July, the decision was taken to not make an appointment to the highest scoring bidder in the Design Competition and the Council is now giving consideration to how the development can be progressed.

July 2016
The City Council review the outcome of the Design Competition June 2016
The assessment of Best and Final Offers is completed with the Design Jury submitting their report and final scores compiled May 2016
Public display of shortlisted designs May 2016
Best and Final Offers are received and the assessment process commences April 2016
Competitive Dialogue is concluded and firms are invited to submit their Best and Final Offers March 2016
Outline Solutions submissions are received from shortlisted firms and Competitive Dialogue commences January 2016
Expressions of Interest are received and a shortlist of firms is compiled; these firms are invited to submit Outline Solutions for the area December 2015
The City Council finalises the Design Brief for the project and invites Expressions of Interest for a Design Competition for the development October 2015
The City Council agrees to carry out a Design Competition for the area July 2015
The City Council undertakes a consultation exercise with local residents and businesses regarding the development of the area February/March 2015
The City Council agrees that following the purchase of the Carfax site, the area is developed for a mixed office, parking residential and retail development in accordance with the proposals set out in the Station Approach Development Assessment April 2014
The City Council agrees that the development principles set out in the report from Tibbalds be used to inform the development of planning policies and proposals for the area December 2013
Tibbalds appointed to prepare a development assessment and commercial viability advice in respect of Station Approach August 2013
Winchester District’s Local Plan Part 1 states “An area of the Town that lends itself to this form of redevelopment is the area around Winchester Station, with its mix of commercial retail, residential and office space.” Adopted March 2013