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Lead Architect | Invitation To Tender

Signal Film and Media are seeking a socially-engaged, collaborative Lead Architect to develop and deliver our ambitious Cooke’s Studios Capital Development Project. 


A cultural community, where talent is nurtured and people thrive.

Our vision for Cooke’s Studios is: A cultural community, where talent is nurtured and people thrive.

We are seeking a Lead Architect to bring a confident, creative and innovative approach to upgrading this unique cultural space. Help transform these Grade Two listed buildings  to secure a positive future for the community they serve. 

We are keen to develop inspiring creative spaces which sensitively celebrate the heritage of the buildings as they elevate, unify and future proof their usability. Signal Film and Media is committed to delivering a building which contributes considerable social value to Barrow-in-Furness through the provision of high quality cultural services. We strive for excellence and seek a lead architect who can bring vision, energy and quality to the project.

Tenders are invited for the Appointment of Lead Architect – architectural services for the Technical Design and Refurbishment of 102-104 Abbey Rd, to deliver the RIBA Plan of Work (2020) Stages 4, 5 and 6. Including  a review phase of Stage 3.

This project is generously supported through Arts Council England Capital Development Fund and Sir John Fisher Foundation.

Deadline for submissions: 3rd February 2023 at 12 noon.