Construction firms invited to tender for multi-million pound college expansion

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The search is on for contractors who wish to tender for a slice of a multi-million pound construction budget.

The Royal Veterinary College, based in Hertfordshire, is planning to develop its Hawkshead Campus near Hatfield at a cost of £25million.

Architect, NORR, has now submitted designs for the new three-storey building and companies interested in tendering will be invited to bid for a range of work including the demolition of the majority of the existing main clinical block and the reconstruction of offices and research facilities.

The college’s CEEED exotic disease building will remain and a new 70,000 sq. ft. hub will link to two existing buildings. The project also includes the construction of a 430-seat lecture theatre, teaching facilities, a library, research laboratories and offices for campus staff.

A planning application is expected to be heard in February. Hard copy completed selection qualification (SQ) questionnaires need to be returned, no later than 12:00 noon, on 22 February 2019 and tenders will then be invited with a submission deadline of June 2019.  

Interested construction firms and contractors can find more information on the Royal Veterinary College’s procurement site

Adam Davis, a Partner with Palmers who specialises in construction law, said: “This announcement is exactly the sort of positive news that the construction industry needs at the start of 2019 and the fact that it is happening in the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire provides a fantastic opportunity for regional construction firms and local subcontractors.

“Many firms will undoubtedly be looking to formulate their tenders in readiness for the bidding process which will follow.

“Our experience in working with the construction and engineering sector means we are ideally placed to provide independent, practical advice to help firms with their contracts and submissions.”

For help and support on contract submissions and project delivery compliance, please contact Palmers specialist construction team.