The following information is from Home Group, the owners of Victoria House at North Cheam:
The development team will be holding a public exhibition to provide information about its proposals and discuss elements of the scheme in detail. Consultation will be taking place on the Victoria House proposals at Cheam Leisure Centre (Malden Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 8EP) at the following dates and times:
Wednesday 27th May 2.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 30th May 10.30am-3.30pm
All are welcome to attend these public exhibitions and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on our proposals, to help shape the redevelopment of Victoria House, as we move forward towards preparing a planning application to be submitted to the London Borough of Sutton in due course.
Home Group believes that the redevelopment of Victoria House in North Cheam, presents a unique opportunity to enhance the historic crossroads at London Road and Malden Road. It will vastly improve the appearance of this site that has been derelict for many years and viewed by many as a blight on the area. Our challenge is to replace the 1960’s concrete building with a new contemporary mixed use development that both celebrates its landmark location and respects the existing built fabric. High quality architecture and public space will create a sustainable development to complement the existing local centre. Our ambition is to deliver a development to make North Cheam proud. The new development will provide approximately 93 one, two and three bed mixed tenure dwellings, including affordable homes, together with new retail units, landscaping and public realm. Car, motorbike and cycle parking will be provided on the site, although the emphasis is on supporting and encouraging sustainable transport modes.
Meanwhile Space CIC seek an artist/designer to animate the exterior of Victoria House in North Cheam as part of You Are Here, a regenerational project being delivered by Meanwhile Space in partnership with London Borough of Sutton.
They are looking for proposals that:
- Enliven Victoria House and activate this otherwise unused building
- Complement or enhance the current offer on the high street in North Cheam
- Embrace creative ways of community engagement
- Can be delivered within budget without the need for expensive on going maintenance
- Are safe and sensitive in their design
- Can honestly commit to animating Victoria House for the Christmas period and beyond
- Source local skills and materials in the build of the project
- Provide a realistic budget that allows for the animation of Victoria House and activity providing engagement with the local community
The total value of the commission is total £7000 + VAT The budget is payable in milestones to be agreed between the appointed artist/designer and Meanwhile Space
You must submit an estimated budget with your proposal with a breakdown of costs for materials, your time and delivery of the community engagement.
Meanwhile Space are project managing the competition and will be working with you to help you access local people and skills. Meanwhile Space will work with you on delivering the community engagement element of your proposal and will be on hand to help introduce you to local groups in the area.
Below are the dates that are currently in place for the project:
Wednesday 31 October 2012 Expression of interest opens
Thursday 8 November 2012 Meanwhile Space site visit at Victoria House
Wednesday 14 November 2012 Deadline for proposals
Friday 16 November 2012 Interview date
Monday 10 December 2012 Animation work deadline
Thursday 28 February 2013 Community engagement deadline
The timeline is subject to change at the discretion of Meanwhile Space and its partners
To apply, please download the application pack from http://www.meanwhilespace.com/projects/current/public-art-design-competition/
They want to hear from you and your networks in Sutton. Please feel free to forward this information or contact them with any queries.
Email Anna Ramsay at email@example.com or call 07826 035606.