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Design team tender relaunched for £21m Chelmsford leisure centre

Chelmsford
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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

Contact details

Neil Thody
Cameron Consulting (as agents for the Authority)
Chelmsford City Council
Civic Centre
Duke Street
Chelmsford
CM1 1JE

Tel: +44 1732600500
Email: tenders@cameron-consulting.co.uk

Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Source: Chelmsford City Council

Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre

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