Architectural Design Contract Colchester

Architectural Design Contract Colchester

The authority intends to initially commission the design element, before awarding (subject to approval the construction).

Contract summary


  • Architectural design services – 71220000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£500k – £1.0m

Published date

18 September 2019

Closing date

16 October 2019

Contract start date

18 November 2019

Contract end date

26 February 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd (CATL) is a subsidiary of Colchester Commercial Holding Ltd which is wholly owned by Colchester Borough Council (the Authority). CATL was set up to deliver its major works programme, manage its events services and manage its property.

The Authority intends to develop a community facility offering flexible hall space suitable for hire by community groups including kitchen and toilet facilities. While being a flexible space intended for multiple uses, we would like to see sporting and wellbeing provision included in the design as costs will allow. These can be included inside or outside the building and ideally incorporate a multi-use surface for different activities.

There is a likelihood that an anchor tenant would operate from the site and therefore some office provision, which could also be used as further meeting or hireable space in future will also need to be included in the designs.

Parking will also need to be provided on the site.

The design of the building should reflect the site’s location adjacent to the forthcoming country park. Innovative design solutions including modular builds are encouraged for this development.

The Authority intends to initially commission the design element, before awarding (subject to approval the construction).


About the buyer

Contact name

Matt Howe


Rowan House
33 Sheepen Road





Other information


Please follow this link to view the notice.

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.