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United Kingdom-Hailsham: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.wealden.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing/
Section II: Object
ESPH SB Wealden Crematorium — Build Contract (ESPH192).
Wealden District Council is seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the construction of a new modern multi-faith crematorium. It will include a Chapel to seat over 120 mourners, a Flower Court and a landscaped Garden of Remembrance. Provisions also include car parking for 150 vehicles and a separate waiting area. Works also include a new access of the A267.
In the past the residents of Wealden have always had to travel outside the District to attend cremations. As pressure on these services grows, there is an increasing need for local families and friends to be able to mourn their loved ones in an unhurried, peaceful setting, without the additional stress of travelling long distances.
The contemporary single storey design will use stone, glass and water to provide a contemplative setting within the folds of the local landscape.
The new crematorium will be constructed at Horeham Flat Farm, Chiddingly Road, Horam, East Sussex TN21 0JL.
Works are anticipated to begin in October / November with an anticipated contract length of 60 weeks.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
The Council was previously out to tender under a non-OJEU procedure. During the previous tender period it became apparent that due to an escalation in the required level of landscaping and groundwork resulting from ecological consideration the budget has increased to the OJEU threshold for works. Due to the same ecological considerations the Council is required to commence the construction as soon as possible.
Section VI: Complementary information