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Architect sought for Westminster Palace overhaul

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A PQQ notice has been issued seeking consultants to mastermind the future redevelopment of the Palace of Westminster UNESCO World Heritage Site

The winning specialist will determine the most viable of three pre-selected options for the Charles Barry-designed 1870 landmark based on ‘costs, benefits, risks and general feasibility.’

The three options to be considered are continuous repairs and refurbishments, a series of ‘substantial interventions’ with continued occupation, or a ‘concentrated period’ of works with MPs and Lords relocated temporarily.

The tender notice said: ‘[Whilst] it is not an absolute requirement for an applicant to demonstrate experience of having worked on either National Trust Grade I listed buildings, Sites of Special Interest, or UNESCO World Heritage List sites, it is noted that experience of providing similar services to the scope on buildings of this type may be advantageous to prospective applicants, and will be reflected within the scoring of the applicants technical response to this PQQ.’

Applicants must have a minimum annual turnover in each of the last three years of £20 million to be considered and should contact csd@parliament.uk stating reference: GSV1179 before 14 June.

The tender notice is available through the TED page

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