Redbridge Council is looking for a multidisciplinary team to deliver a £35 million series of affordable housing developments
The winner of the £2 million contract will review existing planning consents, and develop detailed designs for 125 residential units across five separate sites across the north-east London borough (pictured).
The project, scheduled to complete in 2020, is the fourth phasein the council’s ongoing affordable homes programme, which has delivered 38 units since 2015 with a further 29 under construction. The latest tranche will redevelop sites at Marlyon Road, Old Mill Court, Kielder Close, Wessex Close and Pershore Close. The sites include former garages, bedsits and a car park.
The competition brief says that ‘planning permission has been achieved on all five sites and pre-construction RIBA stages 1-4 completed. All preconstruction documentation is therefore available including comprehensive survey information. In addition, resident consultation has been carried out and land assembly progressed.
‘While the intention is not to revisit the approved planning applications, the council is keen to ensure high-quality developments are delivered as well as value for money, and to explore new ideas particularly where they result in greater building efficiency or address issues raised through the planning process and by local residents.’
Redbridge is home to around 300,000 people. One-quarter of its overall area is covered by forest and green space.
Its affordable homes programme was launched to combat an ‘urgent need’ for suitable new units within the borough. The local authority currently has 8,335 households on its waiting list.
The winning team should include a project manager, architect and principal designer, mechanical and electrical engineer, structural and civil engineering, geo-environmental engineering, health and safety adviser, procurement consultant, quantity surveyor and BREEAM assessor.
Interested bidders must demonstrate a minimum annual turnover of £480,000 over the past two years. Applications will be evaluated 60 per cent on price and 40 per cent on quality.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, 2 October.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
London Borough of Redbridge
255-259 High Road
Tel: +44 2087083085