Decision details

Independent Living Demonstration and Assessment Centre Appointment of an external provider to design layout and interior design for Independent Living Demonstration and Assessment Centre, at Hillside building.

Decision Maker: Director of adults and communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Herefordshire Council has committed to develop an Independent Living Demonstration and Assessment Centre near Hereford city centre. A design is required which takes into account a range of customer needs, and requirements, from across several stakeholder groups. This requirement could not be met internally and therefore a decision was made that external expertise should be sought.
GSS Architecture have been appointed via a tender process, and will work with Herefordshire Council to gather requirements and propose suitable design options, including providing technical advice (e.g. planning and building regulation advice) as to the best design and layout option.
Once finalised, GSS Architecture will provide Herefordshire Council with all required documentation to take the design forward with a building contractor to complete the works.

Contact: Stephen Vickers, Director for adults and communities Email:

Publication date: 10/06/2021

Date of decision: 01/03/2021

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