Herefordshire Council has appointed McBains, via the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework, to provide design and consultancy services in relation to public realm improvements in the historic market town of Leominster.
McBains has been appointed, along with supply chain partners Ares Landscape Architects, Turley and Link Engineering, to support Herefordshire Council and Leominster Town Council in the delivery of investment to two key areas of the town – the Leominster conservation area and Corn Square. The schemes seek to preserve the distinctive aesthetic of Leominster’s rich heritage, whilst enhancing the town’s position as a key retail and tourist destination.
Director Mark Baseby commented: “We’re extremely excited to be able to play such a pivotal role in the transformation of Leominster. The public realm improvements are set to reinvigorate the town centre, bringing about lasting economic, social and cultural benefits for the whole community to enjoy”.
The projects are being funded by the High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) scheme. Delivered by Historic England, the £95-million government-funded HSHAZ initiative has allocated funding to over 60 high streets to drive improvements to town centres across England.
McBains has been appointed to provide a multi-disciplinary service and will be required to work closely with Herefordshire Council and Leominster Town Council to develop appropriate design options, undertake public and stakeholder consultation, complete detailed designs, provide technical support to the construction procurement and assume responsibility for managing the project once the works contracts are underway.
This latest appointment follows on from a successful partnership between McBains and Herefordshire Council in the redevelopment of Brookfield School in Hereford.
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