As part of the Leven River Parks project, Green Action Trust has secured Development Phase funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is now seeking to commission a number of appropriately qualified consultants to undertake seven key pieces of work during 2023.
A key project within the wider Leven Programme, the Leven River Parks project will create an accessible, attractive and biodiverse outdoor space for the local communities of Levenmouth, as well as visitors to the area. The aim is to have six themed gardens along the river, built on areas of land that are currently abandoned or in poor condition.
The seven commissions available are:
1. River Parks Community Hub
Tender applications open until 17th March, 2023
2. Methil Mill Feasibility Study
This project is to investigate one of the many derelict Mills along the River Leven and establish if the site can be opened up for access to and interpretation of the Mill for the community and visitors.
Tender applications open until 7th March, 2023
3. Mill Lade Heritage Trail Site Investigations
Tender applications open until 10th March, 2023
4. Missing Heritage Research Project
This project will work alongside existing heritage and community groups in the area to research elements of “missing” heritage along the River Leven and identify opportunities for further research, activity and interpretation in the delivery phase.
Tender applications open until 9th March, 2023
5. River Leven Accessibility Enhancements
To complement the River Parks routes being created via the River Leven Connectivity Project, this project is a design and build contract for boardwalks, river edge platforms and dipping/viewing platforms to increase accessibility and enjoyment of the river.
Tender applications open until 13th March, 2023
6. River Parks Community Engagement Plan
Building on previous engagement and behaviour change work, create a plan for community engagement and empowerment for the delivery phase of the River Parks project that will be co-produced and co-delivered by the community.
Tender applications open until 15th March, 2023
7. River Parks Interpretation Masterplan
Project to create an Interpretation Masterplan for the River Parks project for installation during the delivery phase.
Tender applications open until 20th June 2023
Please use the links to download the contract documentation. All details regarding questions on the contract and submission details, budgets and timelines are contained within the downloadable documents.
Image credits: images for project numbers 1,2,3,5 & 6 courtesy of Iglu Studio; project numbers 4 & 7 courtesy of Historic Environment Scotland.
About the Leven Programme
The Leven Programme was formed in 2018 to make a positive difference to the River Leven in Fife, and its surrounding areas by improving the physical and ecological conditions of the river; creating better access to the river and between communities; and creating opportunities to improve people’s health, well-being and economic prospects.
Key projects currently are:
River Leven Connectivity Project – a series of on-road and off-road improvements along key routes within Levenmouth that will enable easier and safer travel for those wishing to get around by foot, wheeling or cycling.
River Leven Park – the creation of an accessible, attractive and biodiverse public park for the local communities of Levenmouth, as well as visitors to the area, transforming areas of land that are currently abandoned or in poor condition.
The Leven Connectivity and River Parks projects are a partnership between SEPA, Green Action Trust, Fife Council, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Sustrans, Historic Environment Scotland and Diageo.
The Leven River Parks project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to start the development phase of the project.