RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’ process on behalf of the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The process is seeking to select an architect-led, multi-disciplinary design team for the development of the University’s Business School for the Creative Industries at its Epsom campus, Surrey, UK.
This Business School for the Creative Industries, based in Epsom, is the first of its kind in the UK and offers a range of courses that combine creative development with business approaches, capitalising on the University’s links with a diverse range of businesses and cultural institutions.
The project is expected to comprise a new-build element together with reconfiguration and linking to existing estate to provide a facility with a total estimated net internal area of c.3,875m2 (NIA).
In the first instance, Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in a Selection Questionnaire. Details of how to obtain the SQ together with supporting information are contained within the Memorandum of Information brief on this website.
Up to a maximum of five bid teams will be short-listed and invited to participate in the negotiation phase, which will include design approach workshop sessions leading to the submission of final tenders in February 2019. An equal honorarium of GBP £7,500 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams that are invited to, and submit a compliant final tender, and who attends a clarification interview presentation. Honorarium payments will be paid to the architect firm leading each multi-disciplinary design team.
The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the scope of the UCA Epsom Business School for the Creative Industries, its procurement and programme. The deadline for receipt of SQ returns is 14.00hrs (BST) on Fri. 26 October 2018.