Published date: 31 May 2018

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 31 August 2018

Contract summary


  • Urban development construction work - 45211360

  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

  • Project management consultancy services - 72224000

    • Financial management consultancy services - 79412000

    • Design consultancy services - 79415200

Location of contract

North West

Procurement reference


Published date

31 May 2018

Closing date

31 August 2018



Market Engagement Event: Help Shape the New Rochdale

Tender opportunity - Help us shape the new Rochdale

Architects and urban designers are invited to bid for the opportunity to re-imagine Rochdale's grade I listed town hall and its surrounding area.

The town hall has just been awarded a first stage pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of a £20m transformation.

We want teams with vision and considerable experience of working with historic buildings to help guide this major project to restore the town hall's many heritage features and re-imagine spaces to create a major visitor attraction.

An opportunity is also available for the redevelopment of Town Hall Square, which is surrounded by historically significant buildings in the heart of the town centre conservation area, with £3m (including professional fees) allocated for this part of the project.

These projects are part of the council's vision to reinvent Rochdale and invest heavily in culture and heritage following a £250m investment programme, which has transformed the town centre. The re-imaging of the Town Hall and its square will help us make Rochdale an even better place to live, work, visit and invest and we want you to be part of it.

We're holding a market engagement day event for potential suppliers at Rochdale Town Hall on Friday 15 June.

The event will be held over two sessions:

Session 1 - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 2 - 13:00 - 15:00

Format for both sessions:

1) Presentation by Rochdale Council:

Rochdale Town Hall & Town Hall Square: The Opportunity

Presentation by STAR Procurement:

2) The Process (procurement procedure)

3) Social Value


4) Questions for attendees and comments on the specification to all panel members

About the buyer

Contact name

Robyn Gwilym


Number 1 Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU
United Kingdom


+44 7773578363