Southend Borough Council is seeking an architect-led design team to take forward the Elmer Square Project in Southend-on-Sea
The £30 million scheme includes a library, a teaching facility for South Essex College and a new research building for the University of Essex.
The deadline for receipt of tenders is 26 July.
Client contact details:
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
2nd Floor Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue
Attn: Darryl Mitchell
SS2 6ER Southend-on-Sea
Tel. +44 1702215740
Fax +44 1702215110
Southend Borough Council, the University of Essex and South Essex College are seeking to bring together an experienced and appropriately qualified Architect-led design team with outstanding design skills to take forward the Elmer Square Project in Southend-on-Sea. RIBA stages A&B have been completed.
The Elmer Square project consists of a contemporary integrated municipal and academic library and digital gallery; a modern teaching facility for South Essex College; and a stimulating research and learning environment provided by University of Essex. The build cost is estimated to be in the range GBP24-30m, inclusive of VAT where applicable.
The design team should consist of Architect as Lead Design Consultant; Structural Engineer; Mechanical and Electrical Engineer; Landscape Architect; Acoustics Engineer; BREEAM Consultant and Fire Engineer. The partners aspire to BREEAM Excellent but would aim to achieve a minimum of BREEAM Very Good. The design team will be responsible for commissioning all surveys and specialist advice required in order to design the building and gain planning permission.
The initial appointment will be to RIBA Stage C - outline planning. Subsequent stages will only proceed subject to acceptable cost plan, successful securing of funding and planning approval. If successful the contract will progress stage by stage from RIBA stage D -L.
It is envisaged that the building procurement will be a two-stage traditional process. However the Client will reserve the right to alter the building procurement strategy subject to Procurement Reviews during both RIBA Stages C and D.
The Contract will be signed with either Southend Borough Council or the University of Essex as contract lead.
Architectural design services.Structural engineering consultancy services. Sound insulation and room acoustics consultancy services.Mechanical and electrical engineering services.