Piccadilly Design Competition – Briefing Statement

Piccadilly Design Competition – Briefing Statement

First stage of an international design competition to select an urban design/ landscape architect for redevelopment of Piccadilly Gardens.

Opportunity Id
DN560253
Title
Q20439 Piccadilly Design Competition
Categories
150000 – Consultancy
390000 – Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Description

Manchester City Council is pleased to announce the first stage of an international design competition to select an urban design/ landscape architect led design team for the redevelopment of Piccadilly (an area historically referred to as Piccadilly Gardens) to create a world class public space.

Piccadilly is one of the most significant central Manchester locations and has an important history. However, Piccadilly was last redeveloped around 2000 during which time the sunken gardens, lawn and large areas of flower beds were removed to make way for the construction of a pavilion and free-standing wall (designed by Japanese Architect Tadao Ando) and installation of a new water feature and landscaping.

The area has been added to incrementally over time and has had to accommodate elements of additional transport infrastructure.

Piccadilly Gardens will provide an example of the very best in Manchester public realm to showcase and exemplify the city’s growing international status. It is one of the most significant central Manchester locations and has an important history.

The launch of the Expression of Interest is planned for Autumn 2021 with the conclusion of the Design Competition anticipated as Spring / Summer 2023.

An initial briefing statement has been published with this advert which provides more detailed information regarding the project.

Further information regarding the next steps of the process will be published via the chest portal in due course.

Region(s) of supply
Greater Manchester
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Competition, Prior Information Notice, Piccadilly, Design

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
01/10/2021
End date
31/08/2023

Contact details

Buyer
Manchester City Council
Contact
Colin Butterworth
Telephone
.011 234 5000
Fax
.0161 234 5000
Address
Level 3
Manchester
Lancashire
M60 2LA
United Kingdom

Expression of interest window

From 30/07/2021 11:30 to 01/09/2021 17:00