Chelmsford City Council (CCC) is once again recruiting a design team to redevelop its 1960s Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
Planned to complete in 2018, the estimated £21 million project will create a new pool, training area, fitness suite and multi-storey car park on the prominent Victoria Road site.
The new facility will be constructed on a car park and when complete the existing leisure centre – constructed in the 1960s – will be demolished.
A nearby ice rink and sports hall – which has been home to the Chelmsford Chieftains ice hockey team since 1987 – will meanwhile be retained.
CCC withdrew a previous tender for the design team role – launched last summer – due to a ‘potential conflict of interest’ with one of the bidding parties.
The tender process has now been relaunched to ‘ensure complete fairness and transparency going forward’, according to a council spokesperson.
Up to six teams will be shortlisted for the estimated £1.6 million design contract. Consortia bids are not permitted and the winner will be expected to deliver a range of services either on its own or with an integrated supply chain.
Documents must be requested by 12noon on 28 January and the deadline for applications is 12noon on 5 February.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Cameron Consulting (as agents for the Authority)
Chelmsford City Council
Tel: +44 1732600500
Source: Chelmsford City Council