Purfleet centre regeneration project
The Project offers the opportunity to deliver a sustainable mixed-use town centre, high quality homes and business space in a scheme which integrates with the existing community and makes best use of local assets including a River Thames waterfront and an existing railway station.
UK-Grays: urban development construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Civic Offices, New Road, Essex
For the attention of: Simon DeVere
RM17 6SL Grays
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/
Further information can be obtained from: Thurrock Council
Civic Offices, New Road
For the attention of: Jonathan Harris
RM17 6SL Grays, Essex
Telephone: +44 1375652113
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the successful tenderer
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Purfleet, Essex.
NUTS code UKH3
The Purfleet Centre Regeneration Project seeks to further expand the regeneration agenda within the Borough. The Project offers the opportunity to deliver a sustainable mixed-use town centre, high quality homes and business space in a scheme which integrates with the existing community and makes best use of local assets including a River Thames waterfront and an existing railway station. Purfleet benefits from its close proximity to Central London, the frontage on the River Thames and its location in the centre of the wider Thames Gateway along with excellent transport links. The railway station on the site connects to London Fenchurch Street (to the City in 25 minutes) with ready access to Canary Wharf (35 minutes) and Stratford/Olympics site (35 minutes). Purfleet also has easy access to the primary highway network, including the M25 and A13.
The Council is seeking to raise aspirations in the area by planning for new and better quality housing, improved transport infrastructure and new higher value job opportunities within Purfleet. It is envisaged that the Purfleet Centre project will contribute a vibrant and compact local centre which will function as the civic heart for Purfleet and an expanded, more sustainable community. A mix of family houses and apartments of various sizes will be required and the development will need to challenge existing preconceptions of what Purfleet can be. Supply of higher quality housing is considered as important as the appropriate level of affordable units. The appropriate housing mix will consider the needs of Purfleet as a whole and the aims of the overarching regeneration strategy.
Thurrock Council has taken on the development of this project since March 2012 and has committed specific funds toward the delivery of a new primary school within the project boundary and is seeking to incorporate within the delivery structure a mechanism for the potential future regeneration of a neighbouring housing estate and adjoining land (see below).
The Council’s vision is to create a place of ambition, enterprise and opportunity, where the community and businesses can grow and flourish. Purfleet’s post-industrial legacy has created a barrier to the development of a focal point for the community. Financial investment from the public and private sectors, working in partnership, can unlock the full potential of Purfleet’s location and deliver vision.
The Council, as the local planning authority, has adopted its Local Development Framework (LDF) Core Strategy which designates Purfleet as one of the key areas of regeneration and growth locations. In particular, the LDF advocates that regeneration will be founded on the development of a mix of dwellings, employment and community facilities focused around a new centre adjoining the railway station and riverside. Approximately 3,000 new homes will be built in a variety of dwelling types along with a new Neighbourhood Area with a community hub centre, a health centre, school and shopping facilities. High quality mixed-use and small business development will be encouraged at Botany Way and west of the railway station. Public access to and along the riverfront will be improved and new urban open spaces will be provided as part of the Green Grid network and there will be a new road link connecting London Road with the Purfleet by-pass to improve access and traffic flow. An outline planning application has been submitted for Purfleet Centre. A Neighbourhood Renewal project for the Garrison Estate is being planned which will also contribute to the transformation of the area.
Following extensive public consultation showing significant local public support for the Vision, an outline planning application for the scheme conforming to the aims and objectives of the LDF Core Strategy was prepared and submitted by the public sector. This application seeks to establish the key material Planning considerations; broad development parameters and Design Codes for the Project whilst providing flexibility for differing approaches. The application is due for determination by the Council’s Planning Committee in late 2012.
The Council currently own the freehold interest of approximately 71 acres of land within the project boundary and has made an ‘In Principle’ Resolution to use its compulsory acquisition powers, should they be required, to assemble the remaining property, rights and interests to deliver the Council’s Vision for Purfleet.
In addition to the land owned by the Council within the Purfleet Centre boundary it is also the majority freehold owner of the neighbouring Garrison housing estate and adjacent land which represents an opportunity to further expand the regeneration aspirations for Purfleet. Work on developing a vision, outputs and outcomes in this location is in its infancy but the potential for this to be linked to the Purfleet Centre is clear. The Council wish to explore developing a mechanism for the Garrison’s renewal as part of this procurement process. This would allow both parties to potentially co-operate on delivering the scheme in the future, without the need for a separate procurement process at a later date.
The selected partner will be expected to give financial support to the Council toward the costs of land acquisition, remediation and infrastructure provision in order to facilitate the delivery of the project. The quantum and phasing of such financial contributions are to be determined through the competitive dialogue process. The successful partner will also need to demonstrate that they have the experience, skills and resources to deliver a project of this scale and complexity. They will be expected to take a lead role in the shaping and refinement of the emerging vision for the Project, be responsible for leading the development and taking full management responsibility for the scheme.
The Council’s Cabinet has sanctioned streamlined governance arrangements which will enable swift decision-making without the need to await pre-determined Cabinet meeting dates. The competitive dialogue process will be supported by an online data room which will contain significant technical reports, data and the full information relating to the current Outline Planning Application. This data room is designed to enhance the quantum and quality of information available from the outset of the bidding process in order to inform bidders and de-risk the overall project.
To express an interest and request the Pre Qualification Questionnaire for this project, interested parties are requested to contact Jonathan Harris via the contact details set out in section I.1 of this notice and complete and return the PQQ by the date indicated in Section IV.3.4 of this notice.
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The currently envisaged duration of the contract is approximately 15 years from the date of contract award, subject to the provisions for extension and early termination in any resulting contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Further information will be provided in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Other previous publications
Notice number in the OJEU: 2009/S 216-311336 of 10.11.2009
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject any or all bids for the contract, to terminate discussions with any or all interested bidders and/or to stop the process and not award a contract at any time without any liability on its part.
The Council is not liable for any costs, expenses, fees or charges howsoever incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for this contract opportunity.
The Council has duties under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 and related legislation and may disclose information to a person making a request unless the information is covered by an exemption in the Act; and the Council considers that the public interest in withholding the disclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosing it. Bidders should state in their submissions whether the information, if disclosed, would prejudice their commercial concerns and if so, their reasons. Any decision in relation to any disclosure will be made at the sole discretion of the Council.
The Council is supported in delivering the project by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Eversheds LLP, Capita Symonds, Urban Initiatives, CB Richard Ellis, and Supporta Terraquest.
Any subsequent contract will be subject to English Law.
Any appeal should be directed to the contact set out in Section I.1
Body responsible for mediation procedures
Any appeal should be directed to the contact set out in Section I.1
Any appeal should be directed to the contact set out in section I.1
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.6.2012