GB-Edinburgh: HQ Refurbishment - Detailed Design Phase

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1. Title: GB-Edinburgh: HQ Refurbishment - Detailed Design Phase
2. Awarding Authority:
Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, United Kingdom
Tel. 0131 473 3104, Email:, URL:
Contact: Ruth Millan, Attn: Ruth Millan
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape architectural services; related scientific and technical consulting services.

4. Description: Architectural design services. Designs. Project and design preparation, estimation of costs. The Northern Lighthouse Board has committed to carrying out a refurbishment of their Headquarter buildings at 84 George Street / 62 Rose Street North Lane. A number of pre-project and investigative works have been carried out regarding utilisation of space within the building, the presence of Asbestos, energy performance, fire safety & fire stopping within the building and the condition of the electrical infrastructure.

The electrical installation report, carried out in 2016, indicated various deficiencies with the current electrical installation within NLB-HQ. Much of the installation dates back to major refurbishments in the early 1970’s and 1990’s, and in the ensuing years many ad-hoc additions have been made. Specific issues include incomplete fire stopping and cables subjected to over-heating.

NLB believes that there is now an opportunity to upgrade the general workspace within the HQ buildings, with the aim of creating a more modern, more agile, smarter working environment for staff.

It is intended to make an investment in the building to bring the electrical installation up to current standards, followed by a general refurbishment of the building to make good these works and improve space utilisation. During 2020/21, Space Solutions carried out a space utilisation study of the building and have produced a recommended new design for the building layout, as detailed in their 2021 report. This design is to be taken as the basis of the new layout for the building rewire and refurbishment. In carrying out the refurbishment, there is also an opportunity to accrue benefits from carbon reduction and energy efficiency improvements as detailed within the Carbon Trust report of 2020, this report will be provided to the winning tenderer under a confidentiality agreement. We would also take the opportunity to improve the IT infrastructure, replacing Ethernet cabling with Cat6 standard cabling.

Work to date has covered RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Plan of Work stages 0, 1, and parts of stage 2. The scope of this proposal is to continue this work to completion of Stages 2 - 4.

It is important that Tenderers or their representative(s) attend the supplier presentation day and site visit, any Tenderers submitting a tender that have not attended the site visit, will not be considered. Presentation Day will be conducted on Friday 2 July 2021. Site visits will be conducted on during the period Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July 2021. Please request via Delta eSourcing at to confirm attendance
5. CPV Codes:
71220000 - Architectural design services.
22314000 - Designs.
71242000 - Project and design preparation, estimation of costs.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: SCOTLAND,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: ENPR/DESI/2107
9. Awarded to:

Ryden LLP
National ID: SO300405, 7 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN, United Kingdom
Tel. 0131 225 6612
Attn: Mark Friars
Value Cost: 52,610
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: Yes
10. Date of Contract Award: 27/01/2022
11. Number of Tenders Received: 3
12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 31/01/2022
Period of Work End date: 01/06/2022