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Newspaper storage project, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire

Design of a fully automated newspaper storage facility in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire

The British Library requires as part of the ongoing rationalisation of its London business requirements to develop and construct a new fully automated newspaper storage building (NSB) at its Boston Spa campus in West Yorkshire to follow on from the Additional Storage Project (ASP) currently nearing completion.
The Library is now seeking expressions of interest from appropriately qualified Architect led composite design teams to provide building and related design services on the basis of a single appointment. As part of the design services the design team will be expected to prepare information for and obtain a full implementable planning approval for the building. The detailed planning application will be co-ordinated by and submitted by a Planning Consultant to be appointed separately by the Library.

Client: The British Library, Euston Road, UK-London NW1 2DB.Contact:,

NUTS code: UKE4 .

Estimated value excluding VAT: between £750,000 and £950,000 .

Envisaged number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate: five.
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.10.2008 - 12:00.

Interested parties must register for the eTendering service at in order to view and download the relevant documents and to respond to this exercise. Registration and use of this service is free of charge and places suppliers under no obligation to participate. Any queries should be directed to

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