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Dover opens Western Docks renewal framework

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Dover Harbour Board has launched a new £6 million framework including architectural services for its Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) programme

Planned to complete in 2020, the £120 million project will expand Dover marina and create a new cargo terminal and distribution centre for bananas.

The Prince of Wales pier will also be extended to create a new mixed-use retail and residential area.

The proposed four-year framework will cover supplementary professional services for the scheme which has so far been designed by local outfit Hartwell Architects.

Services required include architecture, structural engineering, building services engineering and quantity surveying with up to four practices selected for each discipline.

Projects will thereafter be awarded through either a direct call-off or mini competition depending on threshold values.

According to the prior information notice published in March: ‘Commissions will vary greatly in size, scope, duration and mobilisation requirements to suit demand and delivery requirements.

‘Many of the commissions are expected to be of a supplementary nature to fill resource and skill-set demands that the in-house project team are unable to meet.

‘Therefore it is anticipated that a number of consultancies will be engaged under the framework arrangement in order to provide an adequate range of services and resources are available to meet ad hoc, urgent, short and medium term demands.’

Last month the harbour launched a civils package covering two new berths, a new marina, a navigation channel with bridge and lock gates.

Western Docks currently features a former train station which was converted into a cruise liner terminal in the 1990s and a disused hovercraft port.

The development has already received a ‘harbour revision order’ approval and an application for listed building consent was submitted in April.

The deadline for tenders is 12noon on 8 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

DWDR Head of Procurement and ContractsDover Harbour Board
Harbour House
CT17 9BU

Tel: +44 1304240400-4170
Email: DWDRProcurement@doverport.co.uk
Fax: +44 1304240465

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