Project Commissions

Heckington Windmill Interpretation Project

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Heckington Windmill Trust have secured funds for a £1.3M regeneration project to regenerate the whole heritage site as a first-class visitor experience focused on the unique working windmill”.  The Grade I iconic eight sail windmill, which is in working order – will soon have a restored granary, cartshed and bakehouse, as well as new toilets and tearoom. Work on the design of the restoration project has commenced and we are now looking to start working on the other associated elements of this exciting regeneration project.

Interpretation of the whole site and its stories is a key part of the visitor experience which needs to be developed as part of wider project to create a high quality visitor heritage attraction – that is base around a working windmill and associated brewery, bake house and tea room. The ‘field to fork’ concept is one that can be clearly seen all on this one site. Our overall aim is to produce an innovative, high quality scheme that will enable a wide audience to engage with and learn about the windmill for years to come.



The total budget for the interpretation element of the regeneration project is £40,000 exc. VAT. We are looking for consultancy proposals that provide us with the expertise we need plus optimise value for money from the funds available.

We are looking for proposals for

A: £15,000 consultancy input and,

B: £10,000 consultancy input

(including all expenses and travel and excluding VAT).


Proposals should include:

  • Overall Approach
  • Method Statement
  • Programme of planned works
  • Examples of similar work
  • Details of staff and their experience
  • Quotation Fee Breakdown



Please let us know asap by email if you intend to submit proposals


Return of Proposals: 1st December 2014

Interviews for final selection: 8th December 2014

Appointment: 5th January 2015

A: Development of Interpretation Strategy: 2nd March 2015

B: Development of Interpretation ‘Style Guide’: 4th May 2015

C: Development of Initial Interpretation Facilities and Materials: 7th March 2016


Heckington 8 Sail Windmill