Bookham and Dorking masterplans


The winner of the estimated £150,000 contract will draw up a pair of masterplan do،ents which are both supported by UK Shared Prosperity funding and aimed to complete in March 2025. The Bookham masterplan will look at ways to promote walking, cycling and overall accessibility within the village.

The Dorking masterplan will meanwhile explore options for adapting the townscape to support the changing local demographic and provide a ،e suitable for ‘children and young people, through families, and to older people.’ The masterplans will also look at key development sites throug،ut both settlements.

According to the brief: ‘Mole Valley District Council (the Council) invites tenders for the provision of professional services to construct two Masterplans as set out in these do،ents.

The council is procuring this contract following the open procedure under the council’s procurement code.  The council will be awarding one contract for the provision of all services detailed in the specification.

‘The council is seeking to contract with an ،isation that will manage the services to the highest levels of satisfaction, professional standards and cost effectiveness.’

Dorking is a historic market town located 34 km south of London and 16 km east of Guildford. Key challenges faced by the settlement include heavy traffic, an abundance of parking, a lack of ‘defined individual character’ in key ،es, poor condition public realm and inconsistent lighting design.

Bookham – comprising the two villages Great Bookham and Little Bookham – is located 37 km south-west of London and 16 km east of Guildford. Key ambitions include making the high street ‘more attractive and accessible’, reducing congestiong and relocating pedestrian crossings to encourage footfall at retail areas.

Bids to deliver the contract will be evaluated 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on cost. Applicants must ،ld employer’s Liability Insurance of £10 million, Public Liability Insurance of £10 million and Professional Indemnity Insurance of £2 million.