The French Lycée in London is seeking a design team for a £12.5 million renovation of its South Kensington home
Planned to complete in 2020, the phased 21,700m² project will upgrade seven separate buildings on the prestigious site built between 1850 and 1980.
Formally known as the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, the co-educational primary and secondary school has around 4,000 pupils and celebrated its centenary last year.
A substantial increase in pupils has seen the landmark complex, which includes two Grade II-listed structures, become ‘saturated’ in recent years, according to a project description.
The scheme will restore elevations, refurbish interiors, upgrade link buildings and deliver inclusive access for people with reduced mobility. A new ventilation system, lifts and modernised kitchen will also be included.
Existing satellite schools in Clapham, Fulham and Ealing, and a new school in Wembley, will allow the Lycée to manage student numbers on site so refurbishment may continue while the campus remains open.
The winning multi-disciplinary team will deliver a phased project featuring ‘several building sites coexisting with students for several years’.
Up to six teams will be shortlisted for the £900,000 contract and bids will be evaluated 40 per cent on quality and 60 per cent on cost.
The deadline for requests to participate is 12pm on 16 May.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle
35 Cromwell Road
Telephone: +44 1227787541