University construction opportunity in Southampton worth £11.6m open for bidding

2nd December 2019

The University of Southampton are looking for a provider to complete construction work on residential buildings. The contract is worth £11.6 million.


this tender is for maintenance and refurbishment work on the two oldest accommodation blocks at the university, Montefiore A & B. Works required shall include:

  • complete refurbishment of all rooms and communal spaces,
  • complete refurbishment of M&E services including recommendations for alteration to roof storage tank rooms and ground floor service duct position,
  • additional kitchens on each floor to Montefiore A,
  • create a bedroom by reducing the large kitchen already in Montefiore A,
  • create much improved kitchen facilities,
  • manage modern methods of construction practices for circa 300 bedroom pods and 150 bathroom pods on a constrained live site.

Enabling works


The scope for the enabling work is as defined in the Hoare Lea, Faulkner Browns and WFBA documents which includes:

  • strip out of asbestos. A risk assessment is issued with the tender documents. An R&D survey commissioned by the University will be issued as an addendum to the tender to assist with this pricing,
  • strip out loose and fixed furniture and equipment. The contractor is required to visit the buildings to ascertain the quantity of strip out,
  • strip out mechanical and electrical services. In the absence of record drawings, the contractor is required to visit the buildings to ascertain the scope of the strip out,
  • strip out floor and wall finishes,
  • the IT strip out, where stipulated, by IT subcontractor meeting UoS requirements and protection of retained IT infrastructure,
  • demolition of non-structural internal partitions.

Main works


As defined in the Hoare Lea, Faulkner Browns and WFBA documents which broadly includes:

  • new wall openings with associated structure,
  • new partitions and over boarding/insulation of inside face of external walls,
  • full internal refurbishment including replacement of all MEP services and IT requirements,
  • new bedroom, kitchen/dining and bathroom layouts,
  • new loose and fixed furniture and equipment,
  • window and curtain wall replacement,
  • cleaning external façade,
  • entrance canopy recladding,
  • ground floor projecting architectural ‘boxing’ around curtain walling,
  • re-roofing and rationalisation of roof services distribution and enclosure,
  • minor hard and soft landscape, including some lighting.

The duration of the contract is 1 1/2 years.


The deadline for receipt of tenders to participate is 11 December.



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