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Redbridge College, Romford - Site Acquisition and Construction Work

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The contracting authority is proposing the development of a new College to replace its existing site at Little Heath.

Redbridge College, Little Heath, Barley Lane, Attn: Theresa Drowley, UK-Romford RN6 4XT, Essex. Tel. 0208 548 7400. E-mail: tdrowley@redbridge-college.ac.uk. Fax 0208 599 8224.

The College wishes to acquire a site within the defined area, or alternatively should a developer/contractor own a site where they wish to undertake a Private Developer Scheme (PDS), the College may entertain these proposals. The contracting authority intends to pay the pre-agreed fixed price via phased capital payments during construction. On completion of the works, the contracting authority intends to enter into freehold interest or long leasehold interest for a minimum of 99 years. In the case of a site acquisition (freehold or long leasehold), the College would not pay more than market value and purchase would be subject to the consent of: Learning and Skills Council (LSC); and the College's governing body. The College will consider sites within the London Borough of Redbridge provided they are no more than 100 metres from a mainline or tube station. The College has a strong preference for sites in or close to Ilford Town Centre. However, other sites will be looked at positively provided the criteria are met. Further details are specified in the Memorandum of Information (MOI). The building is expected to total approximately 14 000 m² Gross Internal Area (GIA) and the site should be capable of accommodating this total area together with ancillary facilities. High density development opportunities can be considered. Internally, the building should reflect modern educational needs, with a commercial design. This will enable students to learn in a professional environment as, for example, both Catering and the Hair and Beauty departments will bring in clients from the local area. The partner will also be required to fit out the building for use as a further education teaching and learning facility in accordance with the specification provided by the authority.

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