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High Street 2012 - Conservation architect sought

High Street 2012 will use the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a catalyst for regeneration along the A11/A118 in East London, from Aldgate in Tower Hamlets to Stratford in Newham.

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, Attn: Heidi Mackie, Jay Bains, UK-London E14 2BG. Tel.  +44 2073644015. E-mail:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK-London: High Street 2012 Historic Buildings Conservation Scheme.

Main place of performance: London Borough of Tower Hamlets Inner London - East, Inner

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
High Street 2012 Historic Buildings Conservation Scheme.
Architect/project management.

High Street 2012 will use the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a catalyst for regeneration along the A11/A118 in East London, from Aldgate in Tower Hamlets to Stratford in Newham. It aims to improve the quality of the environment and public realm along that corridor and will encompass a range of projects, including a Historic Buildings Conservation Scheme which will enhance and restore a number of groups of buildings along the Tower Hamlets part of the route. This is a Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas project, funded jointly by English Heritage and Tower Hamlets Council.

The Council is seeking expressions from suitably qualified and experienced firms or consortia to provide professional services to support the delivery of this scheme. Tenderers should have a proven track record in restoring & enhancing listed and other historic buildings which are in ongoing business or residential use. The lead consultant for this commission must be an appropriately experienced architect listed in the UK Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation, and the team should also include a quantity surveyor and project manager with relevant qualifications and experience. Tenderers will not be considered for this project without positive experience of working on English Heritage-funded or other similar historic buildings restoration schemes.

The project will require production of detailed designs and product specification for the works, taking into account issues of sustainability and historic accuracy for all aspects of the build, including shop fronts and signage, management of contractors and supervision of construction works on site. Tenders are to be broken down and presented in accordance with this, by building/plot, and incorporate a comprehensive Bill of Quantities to assist with our open book policy - further details will be included in the tender documents.

Total quantity or scope:
Conservation and restoration architectural services.
Estimated project budget of 2 000 0000 - 3 000 000. However the first stage of this has a budget of 200 000 -400 000 to carry out works to four groups of buildings. The remaining works are dependant of additional funding.
Estimated value excluding VAT:

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 5. Maximum number: 8.


Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
15.6.2009 - 14:00.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
22.6.2009.


Conditions for opening tenders:
Date: 3.7.2009 - 10:00.
Place: Procurement Office.

Additional information:
Please note the Expressions of Interest deadline is 11.6.2009 at 14:00.
PQQ receipt deadline is 15.6.2009 at 14:00.
Tender docs to be issued on the 22.6.2009.
Tender return deadline is 10.7.2009 at 14:00.

The tender must be priced in sterling and payments will be made in sterling. The council is not bound to award any contract and reserves the right to cancel the tendering process at any time.

Date of dispatch of this notice:
29.5.2009.

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