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Lower Lea Valley River Park Landscaping

Parkland link as part of the overall Lea River Park scheme. This will include the creation of 6 new park areas joined by linear parkland (the ‘Fatwalk’) in the Lower Lea Valley, between East India Dock Basin on the Thames in the South, and the Olympic Park in Stratford to the North.

Parkland link as part of the overall Lea River Park scheme. This will include the creation of 6 new park areas joined by linear parkland (the ‘Fatwalk’) in the Lower Lea Valley, between East India Dock Basin on the Thames in the South, and the Olympic Park in Stratford to the North.

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, 9th Floor, South Quay Plaza 3, 189 Marsh Wall, Attn: Julia Humphreys, UK-London E14 9SH. Tel. (44) 020 75 17 47 57. E-mail: Julia.Humphreys@ltgdc.org.uk. Fax (44) 020 75 17 47 78.
Further information can be obtained at: Drivers Jonas LLP, 85 King William Street, Attn: Sherif Harding, UK-London EC4N 7BL. Tel. (44) 020 78 96 83 25. E-mail: sherifharding@driversjonas.com. Fax (44) 020 78 96 79 12. URL: www.driversjonas.com.
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Drivers Jonas LLP, 85 King William Street, Attn: Sherif Harding, UK-London EC4N 7BL. Tel. (44) 020 78 96 83 25. E-mail: sherifharding@driversjonas.com. Fax (44) 020 78 96 79 12. URL: www.driversjonas.com.

Main place of performance: Lower Lea Valley/East London (specifically including Three Mills Green and East India Dock Basin).


Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Provision of team design services including architectural, landscape architect, structural/civil engineering and services engineering.
The successful design team(s) will take this project from inception to handover. The Client may request that certain members of the team are novated for the construction phase of the project.
The overall Lea River Park scheme will include the creation of 6 new park areas joined by linear parkland (the ‘Fatwalk’) in the Lower Lea Valley, between East India Dock Basin on the Thames in the South, and the Olympic Park in Stratford to the North. At this stage, design teams will be bidding to work on Phase 1 of the project, which involves the creation of an uninterrupted parkland link (the first phase of the 'Fatwalk') and 2 proposed major destinations at East India Dock Basin and Three Mills Green, near Bromley-by-Bow.

The link should be capable of accommodating pedestrians and cyclists and will involve extensive landscaping works. Innovative design solutions may be required to overcome some of the existing physical barriers to the first phase of the Fatwalk in order to maintain the necessary continuity of the parkland.

The Phase 1 appointment may also include for the creation of a mixed-use park destination at Three Mills Green, incorporating community landscaped gardens, sports pitches and facilities for outdoor events, and there may be the opportunity to further extend the appointment to cover the creation of another major mixed-use destination at the East India Dock Basin which will include facilities such as dining and refreshments, a floating lido, bike hire centre, community amenities and event space whilst retaining its existing heritage and ecological value.

The Client reserves the right to make appointments based on individual projects or a combination (e.g. Fatwalk and Three Mills Island or just Fatwalk).


Total quantity or scope:
Fatwalk - 8 000 000 GBP.
Three Mills Green - 5 500 000 GBP (construction costs).
East India Dock - 15 000 000 GBP (construction costs).

Duration of the contract or time-limit for completion:
Starting: 28.10.2008. Completion: 31.3.2012.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
1.9.2008 - 12:00.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
15.9.2008.

Additional information:
Please note that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority are the owner of both Three Mills Green and East India Dock Basin, and are a major project partner. Further information on their structure is available at www.leevalleypark.org.uk.

Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.7.2008.

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