A project manager is to be appointed to take forward the development of the run-down Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank.
The condition of the Gardens, owned by the South Bank Centre is very poor following the disruption caused by the construction of the Jubilee Line and Hungerford Bridge. Following the completion of these projects, there is now the opportunity to create new public gardens more appropriate to this key location.
The South Bank Centre has agreed to work in partnership with the Jubilee Gardens Steering Group which brings together all of the organisations with an interest in the development of the site. It has been working with CABE to develop a vision for the Gardens. On the creation of the new park, the site and responsibility for its maintenance will be handed over to an independent trust.
Work on the new park is expected to cost approximately £5 million. Funding is in the process of being negotiated but support has been received from British Airways London Eye and Waterloo Project Board. The London Eye has agreed to a capital contribution of £1.5 million and a regular contribution to maintenance. The Waterloo Project Board, which is delivering the single regeneration budget programme for the area, has made an in principle commitment to a long term investment in the park as part of its programme for regenerating South Bank and Waterloo.
An experienced Project Manager is now required to co-ordinate the work of the Steering Group, establish the Independent Trust, develop and implement the Funding Strategy, write the Design Brief and manage the Design Competition.
South Bank Employers' Group is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals and organisations.