University of Plymouth’s New Engineering & Design Facility


Sponsor: University of Plymouth
Collaborator: RIBA
Type: Open, RfQ, two-stage (“competition dialogue” in second stage)
Languages: English
Fee: none
30 July 2019 12.00hrs (BST) – Registration deadline
Process: 3-5 teams will be selected for the second stage
RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Competitive Dialogue’ process on behalf of the University of Plymouth.  The University is seeking to procure multi-disciplinary design services for a New Engineering & Design Facility (NEDF) on its main city centre campus.  As well as accommodating the School of Engineering, the NEDF building will provide additional space for the School of Art, Design and Architecture.  The facility is intended to further enhance the University’s ability to lead and innovate, particularly within the fields of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping, as well as fostering links between University activities and the business community.

The anticipated project scope involves re-provision and relocation of the School of Engineering’s current functions within a dedicated new-build component of c.3,140m2 with associated refurbishment of the 1970s Babbage Building.  This latter element will provide a defined area of dedicated space for the functions relocated within it, together with refreshing remaining spaces and addressing identified maintenance issues.
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