Cowdray Ruins, Options Study & Feasibility Analysis Consultant

Location:The ruins are located on Cowdray Estate, close to Midhurst, West Sussex Salary:This is a consultancy role for which tenders are invited Main duties:

It is anticipated that that the successful consultant will deliver the work in a number of linked packages broadly described below. However, bidders are welcome to suggest an alternative approach if they believe that it will deliver a financially sustainable business model for the future of the site

 Options Study

The relevant tasks are likely to include:

  1. Consider current uses of the Ruins and other assets.
  2. Consider potential uses and create a long list of potential activities/ uses which could meet a range of different outcomes.
  3. High level assessment of the strengths and weaknesses for each option.
  4. Supporting market assessment including tourism, competition, and demographic profile of the residential population living within specific drivetime contours of the Ruins.

Feasibility Study

The relevant tasks are likely to include:

Assess the identified options to determine if achievable and realistic. Consider cost, potential benefits, heritage impact and technical feasibility. All potential heritage impacts will be tested against the existing conservation management plan (work to be undertaken by the already appointed Conservation Architect). This will result in a shortlist of options which are considered feasible and realistic.

Interview date:19/10/2020 Closing date:12/10/2020 Job Description:

The Cowdray Heritage Trust (CHT) is seeking to appoint an experienced business and attraction development consultancy to undertake an Options Study & Feasibility Analysis to identify and inform development of a financially sustainable business model for the future of Cowdray Ruins.

The Cowdray Ruins is located within the Cowdray Park estate on the edge of the historic town of Midhurst in West Sussex. The magnificent ruins are both a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I listed. The site forms part of the Cowdray Estate and is set within the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park (Grade I Registered Park & Garden), in the heart of the South Downs National Park

The successful bidder will be appointed on a consultancy basis and will be responsible for their own tax reporting. The consultancy can be a suitably experienced individual, company or association of professionals.

Please download the brief for full details of this commission and how to apply:

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