University of Brighton Varley Halls

University of Brighton Varley Halls

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Varley Halls is a residential site on the outskirts of Brighton currently providing 495 student bed spaces in various buildings dating from the 1970s and early 1990s. A requirement has been identified to replace some or all of the 1970s buildings, update/reconfigure the 1990s buildings and to provide new accommodation to increase the number of bed spaces to an approximate overall total of up to 1,000.

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
University of Brighton, Mithras House Lewes Road, Contact: Neil Humphreys, Attn: Neil Humphreys, UK-Brighton BN2 4AT. Tel. (44) 012 73 64 33 66. E-mail: n.humphreys@brighton.ac.uk. Fax (44) 013 72 64 31 49.
Further information can be obtained at: URL: www.brighton.ac.uk/varleyredevelopment.
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at: URL: www.brighton.ac.uk/varleyredevelopment.
University of Brighton Varley Halls Redevelopment Provision of construction consultancy services.

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Short description of the contract or purchases:
The University of Brighton wishes to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified individual companies, or consortia, to undertake a feasibility study and, following the approval of a preferred development option, design development for the redevelopment of student accommodation located at Varley Halls in Brighton.

Varley Halls is a residential site on the outskirts of Brighton currently providing 495 student bed spaces in various buildings dating from the 1970s and early 1990s. A requirement has been identified to replace some or all of the 1970s buildings, update/reconfigure the 1990s buildings and to provide new accommodation to increase the number of bed spaces to an approximate overall total of up to 1,000. A further objective is to improve the quality of facilities and the experience offered to resident students.
The University is concerned to consider alternative development options for the provision of replacement and new student accommodation. Alternative site layout and design approaches are to be identified, to achieve functional and aesthetic improvements to the site. It is a key requirement that the redevelopment is financially viable, with an overall capital cost consistent with the income to be generated from student rents and vacation letting income.
A staged appointment of a design team is to be made.
Stage One is to be completion of a Feasibility Study to identify alternative development options with costing information.
Stage 2 will be design development to outline planning stage (RIBA stage C).
Stage 3 will be full design development to either RIBA stage E or F (together with preparation of full bills of quantities) depending upon procurement options.