|Deadline for documents||
Civil engineers, Architects
|Participants||Desired number of participants: 5|
|Type of building||Office buildings, Administration buildings|
|Type of service||Cost management|
|Access area||GPA/ GATT|
This project involves a high value real estate development and investment for the benefit of the West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Pension Fund, one of the largest public sector pension funds in the UK. The project will be for the delivery of a predominantly office based scheme in the densely developed core of Manchester, opposite Spinningfields, replacing in due course two existing 1960’s office buildings, Astley House and Byrom House, totalling some 150 000 sq ft net. The project involves the appraisal, design and construction of a highly significant complex expected to have a total usable area of approximately 250 000 sq ft net.
Positive consultation with Manchester City Council and English Heritage has taken place to establish the broad parameters of the scheme and this will form the basis of a client brief. This will require development in accordance with the highest standards of contemporary, sustainable urban design, principally for commercial uses, but with a retail offering.
The Fund's requirement is for a Quantity Surveyor with the experience, flair, expertise and resources to contribute to the development of the Strategic brief to a completed design which meets the Fund’s institutional requirements, which attracts and secures the interest of the highest quality of tenant, securing detailed planning and conservation area consent and to tender the works under a traditional, design led basis with a significant degree of specialist contractor design, on time, within budget and in accordance with European Public Procurement Rules.
It is currently envisaged that the design team will be retained to assist the Contract Administrator in managing brief compliance and quality control. The Quantity Surveyor will act as a key member of the core design team, working with the appointed Project Manager (Team Leader), Architect (lead designer and coordinator), Civil and Structural Engineer, and Mechanical & Electrical Services Engineer, as well as other consultants and will be actively involved in shaping and directing this ambitious and prestigious project at every stage beyond the agreed strategic brief. This will include: testing the briefing model; assisting in the development of the Outline design and related options; development of cost models to support the Development appraisals for letting strategies; developing cost information for Scheme design and information to support the submission of a Full planning application, including assisting in liaison with the Planning consultant on detailed planning deliverables; support to the project sustainability strategy and BREEAM assessor to a target Excellent rating; assisting the Project manager to control and coordinate stage design deliverables and advising on a design and procurement strategy; assisting where applicable in the evaluation of other design consultant submissions; Monitoring developing designs to support tender documents and leading the contractor procurement process; monitoring the development of post contract design and specification and managing post contract cost control activities through to project handover.
This project is an investment for the Fund and it is envisaged that the property will be placed into a trust in the near future. Therefore, please note that the Quantity Surveying services contract to which this procurement process relates will need to be novated from the Fund to the trust once it is established - full details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
|Scope of services||
One contract for Quantity Surveying services with a value and duration as set out below.
Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 500 000,00 and 750 000,00 GBP
|Project address||UK-M3 2LY Manchester
|TED document number||157560-2012|
|Call for tenders announced||21.05.2012|
|Competition ID||2-108211||Status||Fee required|