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The Life Sciences Building Phase 1

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Publication Date
26 April 2022

Tender ID
Life Sciences Phase 1

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR FULL DETAILS Edge Hill University - Life Sciences Project - Principal Contractor - Expression of Interest Edge Hill University wishes to appoint a Principal Contractor for the design and build of the proposed Life Sciences project, for which this expression of interest is the first step in that process. Background Edge Hill University has undertaken master planning of the campus, specifically in the area of the central campus, which has identified opportunities to remove facilities which are at the end of their useful life, thereby creating space to deliver new facilities which address the needs of the University. Edge Hill University has been increasing its Life Sciences provision over the last decade, most recently in Biomedical Sciences, driven by market demand and enhanced reputation. This has involved strategic managed growth of the current departments. Current facilities are no longer sufficient to support the increased, and increasing, student numbers and the growing research base. Future projections indicate a strong growth in student numbers, both domestic and international, over the coming decade. The Biology department and Medical School currently work in close and increasing alliance and will achieve most by sharing facilities and resources. The Life Sciences building is envisaged as part of the central core renovation required to provide laboratories and preparation rooms, teaching and research facilities, as well as staff offices for the Biology department and the Medical School. To facilitate research pursuits and to expand consultancy capabilities, the University will need to procure state-of-the-art equipment. Once equipped, Edge Hill University will be the only University in the North-West with these facilities, making the University one of the strongest regional research hubs for Biomedicine. The University are seeking Tenderers to participate in a procurement process to establish a contract for a Principal Contractor (to provide pre construction and design services through a PCSA Agreement and on agreement of a contract sum to deliver a Works contract (through a JCT Design and Build contract), through what is commonly termed in industry as a two-stage process, to allow a suitably qualified contractor to input into the design, buildability, phasing and logistics for this flagship scheme. This expression of interest is the first step in the procurement process for the appointment of a Principal Contractor. It is envisaged that planning approval will be granted in September 2022, with a start on site in October 2022, with completion in August 2023, in time for the start of the new academic year. The assumed net construction cost for the Life Sciences building is circa £12M (The University do not guarantee that the quoted value will be met or exceeded). PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR FULL DETAILS