Aberdeen City Council, which is due to sign a deal to purchase the 19th-century landmark, wants to create 16,000m2 of new office space for its staff in the grandiose Victorian college building.
The council hopes its plans - unveiled as an OJEU notice on Saturday (26.05.07) - will be more successful than previous attempts to revitalise the college.
Over the years a number of proposals have fallen by the wayside, including plans to turn it into a hotel and a scheme for 'a new world headquarters office complex' on the site by the Edinburgh-based practice Hugh Martin Partnership.
Interest in the new competition is already high - four practices registered their claims to the job within minutes of the OJEU being published.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 3 July and an eventual winner is expected to be announced in September.
For more information visit www.ted.europa.eu (2007/s 100-123617)