Chesterfield Market Hall Refurbishment

Chesterfield Market Hall Refurbishment

Chesterfield Borough Council.

Awarding body Chesterfield Borough Council

Est. value


Est. Start Date: 06/08/2012
Est. End Date: 03/06/2013


Chesterfield Market Hall Refurbishment

The Council intends to let a construction contract on a traditional basis (JCT Standard Building Contract – without Quantities 2011) to a suitably experienced organisation.


Chesterfield Market Hall is a Grade II listed building and a landmark in the Town Centre conservation area. The building opened in 1857, designed by local architects Davies and Tew. The building was erected by the Market Hall Committee for multi-functional purposes and was later acquired by the local authority. It has been in continuous use for its original purpose and is still the most prominent building in the town’s large market place. A major programme of remodelling in 1979-1980 entailed the demolition of the west section and its replacement with the present extension, as well as extensive internal refurbishment and alteration to the main Market Hall building. Some of these works resulted in the loss of historic fabric and features such as the covered market hall, staircases, original shopfronts and sash windows.

The requirements

Chesterfield Borough Council appointed Mace, Taylor Young, Ramboll and Sense to develop detailed design proposals to satisfy planning and listed building obligations and procure a contractor to undertake the refurbishment works.

The key objectives of this contract are:

• To deliver an iconic flagship building to the highest design & construction quality
• Progress and complete the scheme to allow occupation in Summer 2013
• Deliver the refurbishment within budget
• Ensure that the scheme addresses the Council’s commitment to sustainability
• Ensure compliance with ERDF funding conditions

The general approach will adopt minor modifications to the historic parts of the building retaining integrity of the listed structure whilst at the same time reconfiguring the 1980’s extension in order to address the fundamental accommodation and circulation issues in this part of the Market Hall.
The following points summarise these changes;

• Reconfigure external appearance of 1980’s extension in adopting a traditional approach to design;
• Refurbish building internally with clean contemporary approach;
• Limited pallet of materials to the external envelope and internal spaces;
• Creation of a contrasting junction between 1980’s and historic building;
• Glazed screens to first floor incubator units;
• Creation of a new balcony area alongside the Assembly Hall;
• Provision of break out space to Assembly Hall, exhibition space overlooking the main market area;
• Flexible stall sizes to ensure long-term use;
• New kitchen/servery area and refurbished W.C.’s associated with the Assembly Hall increasing usability as a function room;
• Creation of a café in the main Market Hall level to help draw people into the building and increase footfall;
• Formation of new public toilets and changing places W.C. allowing removal of below ground toilets;
• New consistent signage and contemporary canopies;
• Simplification of levels and circulation routes in combination with full Building Regulations Part M facilities in order to significantly improve movement in and around the Market Hall, offices and Assembly Hall.
• New glazed roof to create an atrium and natural light to the market hall

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Restricted Tender
Option to extend One off
Estimated ValueText Description Four million pounds
Category Construction,
CPV codes 45000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

22 March 2012

5 days

Submission Return By

23 March 2012

6 days

extend contract options:

One off

Contact Details

Chesterfield Borough Council
Neil McConologue (Mace Project Manager)
All enquiries and correspondence will only be dealt with via e-mail

This contract is being managed by Chesterfield Borough Council . To request documentation contact