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Competition: University of Nottingham framework

Jubilee Campus
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The University of Nottingham is recruiting architects for a new £4-to-£7 million framework

Up to 15 practices will be selected for the framework agreement, which will cover projects on the University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses and could last up to four years. It will also include schemes at other remote locations in the East Midlands run by the university.

The chosen teams will be expected to carry out feasibility studies, BIM design, planning submissions, contract administration and principal designer services.

The brief says the teams ‘will cover the provision of architectural design, structural engineering, and mechanical and electrical design services commissioned by the University of Nottingham.

‘It is expected that the architect will fulfil the role of lead consultant and will select their preferred engineers to join their team. The framework is anticipated to run initially for a period of three years with an option to extend by one further year (total four years) subject to satisfactory performance.’

The University of Nottingham has more than 44,000 students and 9,000 staff. Its headquarters are on the historic University Park Campus west of Nottingham city centre.

Other key sites include the Hopkins-designed Jubilee Campus which occupies the site of a former bicycle factory and features an iconic circular library known as the Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Learning Resource Centre. Make completed a second phase of the campus in 2008 and Fairhursts delivered a carbon-neutral laboratory for sustainable chemistry (pictured) in 2016.

The university’s veterinary and agricultural campus, Sutton Bonington, also includes a contest-winning £5 million laboratory and office building by Make. David Morley Architects completed a £40 million sports complex for the university last year.

Major projects currently under development include a health centre by CPMG, a centre for biomolecular sciences by Benoy, an advanced manufacturing building by Bond Bryan, and a research acceleration and demonstration building by Lewis & Hickey.

The deadline for applications is midday, 30 October.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

University of Nottingham
King’s Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane


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