The University of Wolverhampton requires an experienced Contractor to undertake the refurbishment of various areas of, and extension to, the existing SC Building at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus in Telford. Particular features which the University wishes to encapsulate within the new facility for the School of Engineering include:
• Flexible learning spaces (in which students are taught and also where students study)
• The formal and informal learning spaces bleed into each other and are not separated
• Informal learning spaces permit a variety of approaches to take place (group discussion, private concentration etc. and can be IT supported)
• Sound must not travel (between social learning spaces and formal learning spaces, or classroom to classroom)
Some specialist features will be required, e.g.: open plan, active project areas for practical work and demonstrations; ICT screens and demonstrators; visualisation facilities; RFID facilities; pod-based meeting rooms in open plan areas; open plan offices with facilities for student interviews with staff and/or private study; video conferencing facilities; inter-room video linkages; and a ‘pit lane’ style reception in SC Building.
The concept design has been developed up to the end of RIBA Stage 3. Development of this design is to be carried out by the Contractor in line with the above objectives and to deliver a high quality building delivering value for money to the University.
The completion date for the whole of the works is required to be no later than 31st August 2016.
The works will be procured under a JCT 2011 Design & Build form of contract with amendments as included within this PQQ.