Invitation: improve Ann Street / Providence Place Gardens

Dear Sir/Madam,


Brighton & Hove City Council is inviting architects, designers, artists and/or event programmers (including collaborations between professionals within and outside the UK) to bid for a commission for up to €50.000 (fifty thousand Euros) for the pilot design that transforms and enhances people’s experience of the Ann Street / Providence Place Gardens area of Brighton.

This is part of the INTERREG IVB Lively Cities (LICI) project to turn the street and small park in front of the majestic St Bartholomew’s Church into a successful and well-used space. The area is part of the wider regeneration of the London Road area of the city.

The pilot will be tested out this autumn, with the most successful features becoming permanent fixtures.

The commission involves a three stage selection process: pre-qualification, short-list of 5 proposals and invitation to tender of the 5 short-listed.

Five ideas will be shortlisted in March and the applicants asked to develop detailed proposals for a public exhibition at the end of April. A selection panel will choose the winner at the end of May. The public will have the chance to vote for their favourite via an exhibition in early May which will inform the final decision.

To help applicants better understand how the project area currently works as well as the concerns and aspirations of present and potential future users, the council has produced supporting documents that details information gathered via a series of consultation events and site assessment work carried out between July and December 2011.

For general, up to date information on the Brighton & Hove Lively Cities project please visit

For information on the competition, related documentation and guidance on how to apply please visit from the 12 January 2012 onwards the South East Business Portal on the Improving Efficiency South East Website ( Applicants will need to search for ‘Opportunities’ against Brighton and Hove Council from this website to access the relevant Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), and submit it according to the timescales in the document.

The deadline for submissions is 29 February 2012, 5pm.

Please note that submissions entered after this date will not be evaluated, and all relevant material required to support your submission should be sent to the relevant contact.

For additional information please email or call us on (01273) 292352.


Kind regards,




Paula Goncalves

Senior Planning Officer

Planning Projects Team

Brighton & Hove City Council

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