Stonehenge Environmental Improvements Project

Stonehenge Environmental Improvements Project

Re-Creation Neolithic Houses, Design, Construction and volunteer workshop management.

Reference number: WC2509

Deadline date:01/10/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of Interest

Contract value:£50,000 – £60,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Wiltshire Stonehenge Visitors Centre

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: English Heritage


Description of the contract

English Heritage is undertaking a major project to improve the setting of Stonehenge and to provide new facilities for visitors. A major part of this project is the build of a new, sensitively designed and environmentally sustainable visitor centre. The visitor centre is due to open in Autumn 2013. A key aim for the new Stonehenge visitor centre, is to ‘create a sense of prehistoric people using, working and living in the landscape’. To meet this objective an external gallery will be created. In this space, three life-size Neolithic houses will be constructed, based on those excavated at nearby Durrington Walls. Using archaeological evidence and authentic materials, this will create an interactive and experiential space, providing a real and tangible link for visitors to the distant past. Visitors will be able to walk into these houses, see how people may have lived 4,500 years ago and experience something of the lifestyle of the builders who constructed Stonehenge. The houses will be prototyped at Old Sarum Castle in early 2013. The contractor will work with volunteers supplied by English Heritage to gather the necessary materials and then erect the prototype houses. This process will inform the construction of the houses at the visitor centre.



Classification of the contract

45212350 Buildings of particular historical or architectural interest


Additional information

Contract type: Works – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : Stonehenge Environmental Improvements Project

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/01/2013 – 30/11/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Robert Campbell

Organisation name English Heritage

Address 29 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4ND

Telephone 07775003115

Extension number:



Web address


How to apply

To express interest in the opportunity and request an Invitation to Tender please email These will be issued: 2/10/12 The closing date for receipt of tenders will be: 12:00pm, 30/10/12 Interviews will be held in the week commencing: 11/10/12 An appointment will be made: 16/11/12