White Hart Street, Mansfield Housing Plan

Facilitator: RIBA
Type: open, invited (RfQ)
Eligibility: Professional design teams
Fees: none
Language: English
15 February 2023 – Deadline for applications

  The vision for the redevelopment of the White Hart Street site is to create an exemplary residential scheme that respects the heritage of Mansfield, in particular the historic significance of the site itself at the same time as looking forward to the future.
The Council has acquired a strategically significant, derelict site in Mansfield’s town centre. The White Hart Street site sits within the Bridge Street and Market Place conservation area and contains a listed building and non-designated heritage assets. It forms a key part of the Church Street Quarter in the emerging town centre masterplan (Mansfield Town Centre Masterplan Draft September 2021). Given the location of the site, the Council wishes to sensitively redevelop the area for residential purposes. The accommodation will be a mix of elderly person’s apartments and family housing owned by the Council. Such development supports the vision and priorities of the Council’s corporate strategy Making Mansfield: Towards 2030.

The current budget available for this development is £14M (which includes costs of demolition, remediation, construction, additional survey costs and all professional fees (including Planning and Building Control). However, the Council will be seeking grant funding to help with the clearance and remediation of the site and may also seek grant funding towards the cost of the construction of new dwellings. The budget may therefore increase to an estimated £19M; however, this will not be known until Spring 2024. Designers need to work to the base budget, but may wish to consider additional options which would reflect the uplift in the budget.

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