Expressions of Interest Sought for Main Contractor for Beckford’s Tower Conservation in Somerset

To undertake and manage conservation and construction for Beckford’s Tower.

Expressions of Interest sought for Main Contractor to undertake and manage conservation and construction for Beckford’s Tower, Bath, Somerset

Bath Preservation Trust Limited

Contract summary



  • Construction work for buildings relating to leisure, sports, culture, lodging and restaurants – 45212000

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Procurement reference

Main Contractor for Beckford’s Tower

Published date

30 September 2022

Approach to market date

4 November 2022

Contract start date

31 March 2023

Contract end date

29 February 2024

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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Beckford’s Tower Trust (BTT) seeks expressions of interest for a main contractor to manage the repair and conservation of Grade I listed Beckford’s Tower in Bath, as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded project, ‘Our Tower’.

Construction is set to start in March 2023, with Practical Completion in February 2024. The capital works budget is approximately £1m.

Works are focussed on Beckford’s Tower, its surrounding landscape, and surviving architectural features within that landscape.

Primary areas of proposed works are as follows

• Resolution of complex & long-standing issues with rain water disposal primarily to the lantern & belvedere – gutters, sumps, joinery etc
• Masonry repairs to building envelope.
• Scaffolding
• Repair of external doors and windows
• Removal of modern windows, and blocking openings
• Reinstatement of original fenestration and associated decorative ironwork
• M&E works, including provision of new heating system
• Upgrade & repair of internal spaces
• Provision of decorative ironwork including gates and handrails
• Excavation, repair and presentation of grotto tunnel
• Construction of new grotto stairs
• External landscaping, including some demolition, fencing & ‘soft’ car parking.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than 5PM on 4th November 2022 via email to BPT’s nominated point of contact, Capital Works Director Simon Butler – t

This can be in short form, there is no expectation that additional detail and/or evidence should be provided at this stage.

Please see attached document for additional information


More information


Spend profile

Financial year Budget
2023/2024 £1,000,000


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

simon butler


1 Royal Crescent


07392 756401