The Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) is recruiting an architect to design a £55-to-60 million base in Oxford
The team chosen for the estimated £5 million contract will develop proposals for the landmark laboratory within the Oxford Science Park from RIBA Stage 2 to 3, and then potentially on to completion.
The project, planned to complete in 2021, will create a base for developing vaccines and advanced manufacturing processes with links to other research facilities within the surrounding area.
According to the brief: ‘The facility will be a national centre of excellence providing strategic vaccine development and manufacturing capability under the management of VMIC. The procurement is seeking to engage a provider to deliver architect and engineer services to support delivery of the VMIC Project.
‘Please note that we reserve the right to terminate the agreement based on performance and quality of the Basis of Design (RIBA3) and go out to market separately for the remaining architect and engineering services for project delivery.’
The Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre is a project supported by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund which aims to promote first-of-a-kind technologies for the manufacture of medicines.
The new laboratory will be constructed on an undeveloped site within the Oxford Science Park in south-west Oxford, a short distance from Bogle’s new £13 million Schrödinger Building.
Other landmark buildings on the site include Fletcher and Winchester House (pictured) by Starc Architects, the Hinshelwood Building by Nicholas Hare, three structures by ADP, and Northbrook House by Ian Ritchie Architects.
Bids will be evaluated 65 per cent on quality and 35 per cent on cost. The deadline for applications is 12noon on 4 December.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre UK
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Tel: +44 2079588328