Published date: 26 February 2019

This notice was replaced on 21 October 2019

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Awarded contract (published 21 October 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Office block construction work - 45213150

  • Civic centre construction work - 45215222

  • Engineering works and construction works - 45220000

    • Architectural design services - 71220000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

26 February 2019

Closing date

28 March 2019

Contract start date

1 September 2019

Contract end date

31 January 2021

Contract type


Procedure type

Restricted procedure

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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Siglion Developments LLP ""Siglion") is seeking to appoint a capable contractor to carry out the design and construction of a proposed circa 190,000 sq.ft public sector hub office development, together with associated external works including completion of the spine road, as part of the redevelopment of the of the former Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland ("the Project"). The Vaux site is a vacant brownfield site located on the south bank of the River Wear in the centre of the city. The Project will include the new civic offices of Sunderland City Council("the Council") together with additional office space for occupation by other public and private sector bodies.
The Project will include the delivery of approximately approximately152,000sqft net internal area office space plus ancillary ground floor accommodation across two identified plots within the existing Vaux Masterplan (plots13 & 14). The building has to be able to respond to the parameters defined within the Vaux Masterplan in terms of active frontage, servicing and footprint and be responsible for a sustainable approach. The proposed building will make use of the varying site levels at ground floor and offer an appropriate civic outward elevation facing the city. The building is to be designed with a 'WELL Building' approach. The programme is a key driver in the delivery of the project. The Project will be tendered on RIBA Stage 4a information prepared by the appointed design team. The Architect and Structural/Civil Engineer, will be novated to the successful contractor on the award of the proposed works contract.
Further information about the Project can be found in the planning application documents for the Project (Ref: 19/00188/FU4) which are available for inspection on the Council's website:
Fixtures, fittings and equipment may be included within this contract.

More information

Additional text

Details and criteria for selecting those to be invited to tender are set out in the Selection Questionnaire Information and Instructions. The objective criteria include those as envisaged by Regulations 57 and 58 of 3 / 5
the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. It is intended to invite a minimum of five candidates to tender for the proposed contract in accordance with this selection process as referred to above.
Subject to the grant of planning approval, it is anticipated that the works will commence in September 2019 and sectional completion of the first phase of the Project will be achieved by 31st January 2021 to enable occupation by one of the Council's prospective tenants

About the buyer

Contact name

Andrew Raft


Corporate Procurement Civic Centre
Burdon Road


+44 1915611771