Published date: 22 July 2018

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Closing: 3 August 2018

Contract summary


  • Architectural design services - 71220000

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Published date

22 July 2018

Closing date

3 August 2018

Contract start date

1 October 2018

Contract end date

30 September 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

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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Following the opening of the new Exhibition Road entrance in June 2017, the next major project at the V&A is to transform the entrance on Cromwell Road. This iconic space has acted as a welcome and hub for visitors for over 100 years, not only as a point of orientation and visit planning, but as a centre for events of all types. The V&A is inviting interested design teams, comprising of designers/architects and user experience designers working together to apply to provide design services for the refurbishment of the Cromwell Road entrance; a project in two phases.

Phase 1 will comprise a redesign of:
-Glass entrance doors
-Security bag check area

Phase 2 will comprise a redesign of:
-Entrance desk
-Men's and Women's toilets

An overall concept design for the entire space will be required as part of Phase 1, to ensure that the elements delivered fit within the identity of the wider design.

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Cromwell Road