Issue details

Award of professional services contract to undertake design and consultation of Urban Design Masterplanning and Architecture pursuant to the ESPO Framework Agreement (reference 664_21 Consultancy Services).

A Hereford City Masterplan framework will help Hereford to become a more active travel city in the short, medium and long term. To complete a workable and suitable framework then a specialist team would need to be brought on board to undertake a strategic level review of the City and surrounding area utilising GIS information along with reviewing baseline information to undertake a desktop survey to build an understanding of the City’s planning, historic and environmental issues and opportunities, which will be used to provide people with a visual design of the future of the city centre.
A need to develop urban design principles and concept masterplan proposals along with options for development sites is key in delivering a Masterplan that will help the City to become a more active and green city in the short, medium and long term. As well as this, it is necessary to bring in Architects with town planning specialities to redesign areas within the city. It will be these specialist consultants who will produce planning requirements where necessary for development sites with some being taken to concept design RIBA stage 2, which is key for understanding what the future of Hereford could look like with the more active travel measures in place, including but not limited to public realm opportunities, new transport infrastructure elements and access and setting of historic assets.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/09/2022

Decision due: 28 June 2022 by Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Contact: Ross Cook, Corporate Director - Economy and Environment Email: