RFQ: Wayfinding Gateway

  • Commissioning Entity: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Budget: $52486
  • Open Date: 2018-03-09
  • Commissioning Location: United Kingdom
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 2018-03-23

Brief Description

This is a £38,000.00 (excluding VAT) art commission for the creation of a wayfinding gateway to the North Laine area. The main aim of the commission is to create a visual gateway at the site and, in doing so, increase footfall to the North Laine independent business area. This quadrant shaped piece of land sits half way down Queens Road, the main arterial road for pedestrians, buses and taxis when exiting Brighton railway station. The quadrant hosts a mature deciduous tree, a row of cycle racks, railings and some wayfinding signage. The site sits at the convergence of three roads, Queens Road, Gloucester Road and Frederick Place. Gloucester Road leads to the North Laine Conservation area. Locals and those visiting Brighton by train use the ‘site’ as a cut through to Gloucester Road and the famous North Laine independent business area and Valley Gardens. Queens Road is flanked by office and retail buildings some of which have residential flats on the second and third floor.