Wandsworth Council is seeking an architect to work on the first phase its York Road Estate regeneration
The south London local authority has invited expressions of interest from single professional design consultancies that would see the scheme through to finish.
The project overhauls two Council residential blocks to meet decent home standards with low carbon technologies.
The scope of the £6.4 million contract includes: re-cladding, new fenestration, maintenance programming, CCTV upgrades, rewiring, installation of on-site renewable technology and landscaping.
Housing and community amenities
The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 24 May.
Client contact details:
Wandsworth Borough Council
Housing Department, 17/27 Garratt Lane
Attn: Miss Paula Chuard
SW18 4AE London
Tel. +44 2088717728
Fax +44 2088717989
The appointed consultant will be required to demonstrate considerable experience in estate regeneration and major housing renewal schemes. The services required will involve architectural scheme design, identification of additional sources of funding (grants) and application thereof, building and structural surveying, CDM co-ordination, site waste management, mechanical and electrical services, specification preparation, tender assessment, regular supervision of the principal contractor on-site and certification of the interim and final account payments. The underlying principle for the project is to refurbish the elemental parts of the blocks to maintain/achieve the decent homes standard with regard to the exterior elements/communal areas of the blocks, to adapt and alter the adjoining land and parking provision in accordance with modern standards and expectations and to introduce new energy efficient, low carbon technologies. The scheme should review and set out strategy, design, programme and budget/funding options for improving the physical condition of the estate, correcting defects/shortcomings with buildings of this type with respect to energy usage and conservation. The scheme strategy must be to increase the quality and in-use performance of the existing housing stock whilst ensuring that future maintenance liabilities are minimised. The project should carefully consider the use of new technologies & energy efficient/low carbon/energy generating installations. The appointed consultant will be expected to research and obtain, where possible, grant funding for the installation and maintenance of energy saving/generation/renewable technologies. The anticipated minimum works to be included within the scheme are as follows:
(1) Any proposed scheme must encompass the regular, cyclical maintenance which these blocks would receive, that is the full external repair and external redecoration of all previously painted masonry, metal, plastic and timber surfaces to all the blocks including communal areas, entrances, stairways, estate fencing etc., using high performance low maintenance paint systems. Additionally, works to the existing blocks should encompass replacing/overlaying the existing cladding, roof covering and fenestration (window renewal) to the blocks, so as to increase their thermal and acoustic performance as well as their aesthetic appearance and reduce future maintenance liabilities;
(2) The full upgrade of the existing controlled entry and closed circuit television systems;
(3) The scheme should encompass the rewiring of individual tenanted properties and the renewal of switch-gear and lateral mains distribution boards allowing for the removal and replacement of the existing communal area flooring including any required “structural detailing”;
(4) The installation of power generation technologies such as photo-voltaic cells and/or wind turbines and the necessary systems in order for the new energy generating plant to run the communal lighting, lifts and/or entry-call system;
(5) Low energy communal area and estate lighting;
(6) The existing layout of estate blocks, roads, footpaths and car parking may be redesigned to achieve both more efficient use of land, improve the neighbourhood with regard to designing out anti-social behaviour and create a stronger feeling of community ownership;
(7) Areas/blocks identified for works should include for allowing sufficient parking/recreation grounds for each block where possible.
The estimated cost of the works is 6 400 000 GBP.