The Council wants to improve and revitalise the area of Winchester between the railway station and the Cattle Market, an area which is referred to as Station Approach. Our long-term vision for the sustainable development of the town’s economy aims to make the best use of key sites for sustainable development, and this project is part of this vision.
The Local Plan recognises the potential of new development in the Station Approach area and how it can play a key role in the future of Winchester. There is evidence that there is a growing supply and demand imbalance for quality Grade A office space within the city centre and, should their needs not be met, Winchester could potentially lose a number of significant existing private sector employers.
Our aim is to start on site at Carfax during 2019.
|Project Name||Station Approach|
|Portfolio Holder||Cllr Miller|
Expected end date - commencement of construction in 2019.
Current Status - On Schedule - procurement process began in March 17
The City Council agreed to start a new procurement process working with the RIBA Competitions Office (October 2016) and approved the project budget (November 2016).
A report went to Cabinet on 20 March 2017 at which Cabinet resolved to begin the new procurement process (CAB2864 - papers available here). The brief for the procurement can be downloaded here: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/assets/files/30903/FINAL-Amended-Design-Brief-for-new-procurement-word-only-Nov-2016.pdf
The procurement process was launched by RIBA Competitions on 30 March 2017.
|Last Committee Report|
RIBA Competitions are currently working with the Council to run the procurement process.