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Competition: Porton Biopharma office block

Porton Down in Wiltshire
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Porton Biopharma is seeking a design team for a new 240-capacity office block at Porton Down in Wiltshire

The multidisciplinary team will create a new £4.7 million complex for the pharmaceutical developer and manufacturer which is based in a business park next to a military research base a short distance from Salisbury.

The 1,495m² project, planned to complete in 2022, will deliver a mix of open-plan working spaces, cellular offices, meeting rooms and breakout facilities across three storeys. Initial concept plans have already been drawn up by local firm Paul Stevens Architecture.

Porton Down was created in the early 20th century to research chemical weapons vaccines. The high-tech 2,800ha facility is now split between the Ministry of Defence, Public Health England and other private businesses.

State-owned Porton Biopharma was founded four years ago to oversee clinical drug development and production activities formerly led by Public Health England.

In its brief, it says: ‘Designing to achieve the fixed budget of £4.7m is an essential deliverable. The project manager and the quantity surveyor will support the multi-disciplined design team in achieving this deliverable. The multi-disciplined design team must raise an early warning as soon as there is a concern with this being met.’

Bids will be evaluated 40 per cent on cost and 60 per cent on technical score. The deadline for applications is 12noon on 7 June.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Porton Biopharma

Email: jeff.pike@portonbiopharma.com

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