Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Stonehenge Environmental Improvements. Project: Re-Creation Neolithic Houses

English Heritage is undertaking a major project to improve the setting of Stonehenge and to provide new facilities for visitors. A major part of this project is the build of a new, sensitively designed and environmentally sustainable visitor centre.
The visitor centre is due to open in Autumn 2013. A key aim for the new Stonehenge visitor centre, is to ‘create a sense of prehistoric people using, working and living in the landscape’. To meet this objective an external gallery will be created.
In this space, three life-size Neolithic houses will be constructed, based on those excavated at nearby Durrington Walls. Using archaeological evidence and authentic materials, this will create an interactive and experiential space, providing a real and tangible link for visitors to the distant past.

Visitors will be able to walk into these houses, see how people may have lived 4,500 years ago and experience something of the lifestyle of the builders who constructed Stonehenge. The houses will be prototyped at Old Sarum Castle in early 2013.

The contractor will work with volunteers supplied by English Heritage to gather the necessary materials and then erect the prototype houses. This process will inform the construction of the houses at the visitor centre.

Additional Information

How to Apply: To express interest in the opportunity and request an Invitation to Tender please email robert.campbell@english-heritage.org.uk. These will be issued: 2/10/12 The closing date for receipt of tenders will be: 12:00pm, 30/10/12 Interviews will be held in
the week commencing: 11/10/12 An appointment will be made: 16/11/12
Suitable for SMEs
Suitable for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Value of contract

£50000 - £60000


Contact: Robert Campbell
English Heritage
29 Queen Square
Tel: 07775003115

Link: http://www.publictenders.net/node/1864206
Stonehenge Tour Guide

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