Tender for New Auditorium and Public Space – London
Somerset House Trust wish to enhance part of its estate in between the West and New Wings to improve its cultural public offer.
United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Somerset House, Strand
Contact person: Caroline Cole
Telephone: +44 2087716445
NUTS code: UKI32
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA38949
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
West Wing: New Auditorium and Public Space, Somerset House, London
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Somerset House (SH) is London’s Working Arts Centre. We offer a groundbreaking arts and entertainment programme, and are a home to the UK’s largest creative community. SH is acknowledged to be one of the finest and largest public buildings of the C18th; being one of the most accomplished Palladian buildings in England. It is a Grade I listed complex.
Somerset House Trust (SHT) wish to enhance part of its estate in between the West and New Wings to improve its cultural public offer, strengthen its identity as a hub for artists and creative enterprise and create a new public space that follows the route of a now lost historical connection from the strand towards the river (West Street). Aside from the external courtyard area, SH does not have any facilities for large performances and gatherings of more than 200 people at a time. SHT is therefore seeking to identify and appoint a design team for a new 1,600 m2 auditorium and public space, known as ‘West Street’.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Somerset House, Strand, London.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The current procurement is not a competition to identify and deliver a design, rather to identify and appoint the architect, who will lead the full design team.
Somerset House is therefore seeking to appoint an architect for this sensitive project. Other design disciplines including engineers, landscape architects and other specialists such as theatre and acoustics designers, will be procured separately.
This will be a restricted process with expression of interest followed by an invitation to tender.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
II.1.4) Short description:
The proposed location of the new auditorium is in-between the New and West Wings. This site used to house the original ‘West Street’, which was demolished in the early 1870s. The area under West Street to the south of the site became a servicing area –which continues to be its current function, accessible via a dedicated entrance leading from embankment.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Restricted to qualified architects.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Those qualified to practice architecture in their own countries and recognized by the relevant national institutions/organisations.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Hill House, Fox Hill
Telephone: +44 2087716445Internet address: http://www.colander.co.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: