United Kingdom-Hereford: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Hereford Shell Store
The Council is looking to appoint a main contractor for the refurbishment of the existing world war munitions store on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate in the Hereford Enterprise Zone to create flexible office pods and lecture and research space including external car parking.
The Council seeks to appoint a suitably accredited and demonstrably experienced Principal Contractor to undertake the design and construction of the scheme referred to as the Hereford Shell Store under an NEC 4 Engineering and Construction Contract (Option A) with secondary options and Z clauses as set out in the procurement documents. Herefordshire Council are seeking a suitable contractor to design and deliver the scheme. The council are intending to appoint the successful contractor utilising a single stage design and build procurement route.
The scheme involves the refurbishment of an existing munitions store on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate in Hereford. The building was involved in the production of munitions during the First World War and was producing munitions from November 1916. The building stands to the north of the Rotherwas Industrial Estate and Thorn Business Park in an area of grassland. The building is single storey of steel frame construction with a GIA of circa 4 100 m2. A north light roof construction is provided to the full length of the building with glazed openings and asbestos cement sheeting to the roof coverings. A solid ground bearing concrete slab provides the floor make up. Rendered masonry forms the exterior skin of the building.
The proposal involves removing all external finishes whilst retaining the steel frame and the concrete slab. The steel frame will be refurbished and new external cladding provided along with new roof lights and roof sheets. The concrete slab will be overlayed and a raised access floor provided. Internally the end of the building facing north east will be given over to office ‘pods’ laid out in 3 linear forms. The central area will provide the main reception, WC facilities, and a café and kitchen area along with conference space. The end of the building to the south west will be given over to research and development space for university students. Refer to the tender drawings for further information.
The design has been developed by Quattro Architects up to RIBA Stage 3 along with support from One Creative Ltd for the M and E design, Caulmert for the Civils and Structural design and Mace as Project Managers and Cost Consultants.
The contractor will be appointed on the basis of their tender return for the Stage 3 information and the successful contractor will be required to undertake the necessary due diligence for and completion of the architectural, civil and structural engineering, MEP engineering, landscaping and such other design as is required to allow the complete construction of all parts of the works. The successful contractor will develop the design to RIBA Stage 4 alongside Quattro Architects who will be novated across to the contractor side. Other consultants will be retained client side.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information