Issued on behalf of the Vitality of Penrith Group
Companies are being invited to bid for a contract to design and implement a signage strategy for Penrith town centre. The signage strategy has been agreed by the Vitality of Penrith Group (VoP) and seeks to improve pedestrian movement between Penrith town centre and new developments at New Squares and Booths.
Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council are now advertising for a business to design and manufacture the bespoke signage and street furniture, in preparation for installation in autumn 2012. Local businesses in particular are encouraged to bid for this work.
The Chairman of VoP and Leader of Eden District Council, Gordon Nicolson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for businesses to bid for a contract that when implemented will have a really positive impact for Penrith. I hope many local businesses will register to bid for the work by going online and visiting the North West’s Local Authority Procurement Portal.
“The new bespoke pedestrian ‘wayfinders’ and benches will encourage shoppers and visitors to spend more time in Penrith, enjoying its unique retail offer from traditional specialist shops to new retail developments. The project will also incorporate the new Penrith logo and strapline, Penrith, Heart of Cumbria.”
The recommendations contained in VoP’s Pedestrian Movement Strategy have been prioritised, and implementation of this work is being funded by Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council.
The Chairman of Cumbria County Council’s Eden Local Committee, Councillor Helen Fearon, said: “The new signage is a key part of the improvements that are being delivered in Penrith town centre and the contract to design and implement the signage strategy is a great opportunity for companies to bid to leave a lasting legacy on the town for many years to come.
“Connecting the new developments with the town centre is essential in ensuring Penrith’s economy gets as big a boost as possible and the signage is a vital part of this scheme.”
The detailed brief for the work is now advertised online under Cumbria County Council's listing on the the North West’s Local Authority Procurement Portal. Any interested businesses must respond to the brief by 16 March 2012.
The Chest makes it easier for businesses to find out about new sources of potential revenue. Joining The Chest is free of charge and Eden District Council is encouraging local businesses to join so that they can be informed of other potential work in the North West of England.
For more information about joining The Chest, contact Eden District Council’s Economic Regeneration Officer telephone: 01768 212169 or email: email@example.com. For more information about the Vitality of Penrith Group visit www.eden.gov.uk/vop
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For more information contact the Communication Officer at Eden District Council tel: 01768 212137.
Vitality of Penrith Group (VoP)
The Vitality of Penrith Group (VoP) was created in September 2008 in order to facilitate engagement and establish a mechanism for ongoing dialogue between the local authorities and the wider community. For more information visit www.eden.gov.uk/vop
Vitality of Penrith wishes to become recognised by the local community as the body responsible for creating and sponsoring delivery of projects which support the economic vitality of Penrith and lead to a sustainable community.