Published date: 29 October 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 10 January 2022, 11am

Contract summary


  • Architectural design services - 71220000

  • Urban planning and landscape architectural services - 71400000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 October 2021

Closing date

10 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 June 2023

Contract end date

28 February 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


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Manchester City Council wishes to appoint a Landscape Architect / Urban Designer led design team to fulfil their vision and create a world class public space at Piccadilly. Piccadilly will provide an example of the very best in Manchester public realm to showcase and exemplify the City's growing international status. It is one of the most significant central Manchester locations and has an important history. Piccadilly Gardens (to be referred to as Piccadilly) is an open-space area situated in the heart of Manchester city centre. As an accessible gateway to the city, it provides both work and leisure opportunities for a large number of people. Piccadilly acts as a key entry point into the heart of Manchester city centre and creates a first and lasting impression on visitors and Mancunians alike. The Council wish to develop the site in a sustainable way that respects its heritage. It seeks a design team capable of realising this project in ways that combine imagination and creativity with economy and sustainability. Manchester City Council Capital Programmes Department are leading and administering a three-stage competition. This will result in the selection of a winning team and design, who will be appointed to develop their design and to deliver the project. The Council will use the Chest to conduct this procurement exercise at . The competition documentation including Piccadilly Design information pack containing further information and instructions for each stage of the competition are now available to download from the portal.

More information

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The Council is using the e-business portal known as the Chest. Applicants will need to register their details at the following link . Once registered, applicants will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the documentation relating to this opportunity. Applicants will need to electronically submit their completed selection questionnaire documents, including online questionnaire, via the on-line portal by 11am on Monday 10th January 2021 as stated in the design competition documentation. Any clarification queries must also be submitted via the Chest website by the date referred to in the tender documentation.

The contract will be for 9 months and is expected to commence on 1st June 2023

The Council reserves the right not to award the contract, as a result of this Contract Notice. The Council shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed contract.

About the buyer

Contact name

Colin Butterworth


Level 3
Town Hall Extention
M60 2LA
United Kingdom