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Chancellor's Court Auditorium, The University of Birmingham

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NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S):
The University of Birmingham, Room LG8, Lower Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building, B Block, Edgbaston, Attn: Matthew Home, UK-Birmingham B15 2TT. Tel. (44-1214) 14 36 48. E-mail: procurement@bham.ac.uk. Fax (44-1214) 14 34 59.

TIME-LIMIT FOR RECEIPT OF TENDERS OR REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE:
27.3.2008 - 15:00


EU: 2008/S 52-071044

The University of Birmingham has a requirement for the provision of Multi-Disciplinary (Architect/Lead Consultant; Structural Engineering and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services Consultancy) Design Services for a proposed new development to be known as the Chancellor's Court Auditorium which will be located at the centre of the University's main campus in Edgbaston Birmingham.

The proposed development will provide a new 450 seat auditorium, rehearsal space, studios, offices and storage for the University's Department of Music. The site to be used for this proposed development will enable the University to complete the historic "Aston Webb semi-circle" of building's at the heart of the campus.

In addition to providing new facilities for the Department of Music it is intended that the Auditorium will be marketed and used by the University's Hospitality and Accommodation Services, Conferencing Office in conjunction with other facilities within the University's portfolio of Conferencing facilities.
Aspirationally the Auditorium is intended to provide a luxurious venue with the finest quality acoustics suitable for amplified speech and with advanced audio and audio-visual capabilities.

Academically there will be two key users of the Music Department Facilities provided by the proposed Auditorium - the Centre for Early Music which will require teaching and rehearsal space for sensitive musical instruments and Electroaccoustic Music requiring a range of 8-24 channel studios.

The appointed Multi-Disciplinary Design Team Consultants will be required to provide Multi-Disciplinary Design Team services from RIBA Work Stage C through to L inclusive.

The University currently anticipates that a Traditional Procurement Strategy will be used for the Procurement of the construction of the proposed development but this may change and if a Design and Build procurement strategy is used the Multi Disciplinary Design Team will be novated to the Contractor.

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