Decision details

Appoint a design and professional services team to progress detailed design & construction support for the Shirehall

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Assurance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To award a contract to Mace Ltd for core design and professional support services through RIBA stages 3-6 in order to progress the refurbishment of the Shirehall and the fit-out for the new Library and Learning Centre (excluding the specialist fit-out design of the latter which will be procured separately). The appointment to be made in line with council procurement rules using the North-West Framework, and secured under the NEC4 standard form of contract for professional services.

To commission such surveys and site investigations that may be necessary to inform the design process.

To appoint a Principal Designer to satisfy both CDM and Building Regulation requirements incumbent on the council.

The Senior Project Manager be authorised to manage and spend the budget and contingency allocated to the services within scope of this decision, in consultation with the Senior Responsible Officer, the Project Board and other specialist officers within the council as relevant.

Contact: David Jones, Programme Manager Email: Tel: 01432 383320.

Publication date: 06/06/2024

Date of decision: 10/04/2024

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