Call out for Design Team

Call out for Design Team

South Square Centre seeking expressions of interest for Architectural & Related Services as part of Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Funding Development project.

Key tasks will include

  • Preparation and submission of Planning and Listed Building Consent applications.
  • The design team will also assist with the preparation of supporting documentation for the HLF Round 2 submission, such as the 10 year, costed Management and Maintenance Plan, construction programme, cashflow forecasts, procurement, risk analysis, etc.

If the Round 2 submission to HLF is successful (and the Client wishes to continue to work with the design team), the team will be re-engaged to undertake services to RIBA stage 6, through the HLF ‘Delivery Phase’, including contract administration, to successful final completion of the project. It is anticipated that the building contract (approx. value £415,000 GBP Plus VAT), will commence on site April 2021, and complete by September 2021. The design team contract duration runs to the end of the 12 month defects liability period, to issue of the final completion certificate, currently estimated to be September 2022.

Please note that the contract will be subject to a break clause after completion of services to RIBA stage 3 in the event that the Round 2 HLF bid is unsuccessful or the Client decides not to proceed with the same design team for any other reason. The scope of the contract describes the approximate fees for services to RIBA stage 3, after which the contract may be terminated if there is a need to exercise the break clause, and also for RIBA stages 4-6. Note that the appointment will be under seal, so residual liability will be for 12 years.

Tender Methodology

We invite design team’s to submit expressions of interest to include:

– a covering letter outlining your interest in the project

– a design portfolio with relevant examples of previous projects.

DEADLINE for EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: 12noon 26th February 2019

Six expressions of interest will be selected and invited to submit a full tender. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted before 29th February 2019.

TENDER DEADLINE: 12noon 15th March 2019

Interviews with a panel of project staff and Thornton & Allerton Community Association Trustees are scheduled to take place 20th March 2019 at South Square Centre.

Download full Design Team brief document here