United Kingdom-Kensington: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.vam.ac.uk/
Section II: Object
Photography Centre Phase 2 Base Build Architect
The V&A is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced base build architect to join the design team for Phase 2 of the photography gallery project.
The overall purpose is to create a state-of-the-art International Photography Centre at the V&A, to improve public understanding of the history of photography and its techniques. Phase 1 has been delivered and encompasses rooms 99, 100 and 101. Phase 2 is now commencing.
The design for the second phase of the Photography Centre comprises of rooms 95, 96, 97 and 98, a new roof to the Tapestry Gallery (room 94) and a large amount of M&E upgrade/replacement works. These spaces will join Phase 1 to complete and reopen the suite of rooms originally designed and built in the 1860s. It is important that there is coherence across the spaces associated with Phases 1 and 2 of the photography centre.
This contract is for the base build elements of Phase 2 only. A separate competition will follow for the gallery fit out design.
Inner London — West.
The base build designer will be required to provide designs to:
— integrate and coordinate the base-build engineering; mechanical, electrical and structural, for rooms 95-98 and the roof of room 94,
— provide a heritage strategy and planning application for the Photography Centre, particularly in relation to the replacement MEP works and new roof and ceiling to room 94,
— provide design and coordination for a new roof form and ceiling to the Tapestry Gallery above room 94.,
— coordinate surveys of existing infrastructure. Opportunities to improve the M&E systems are to be investigated as part of the gallery environment improvements. Surveys should be commissioned to investigate the extent of work required and the options available.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Electronically via the Delta tendering system.
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2019517-PRO-14906333