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Invitation to tender: Architect-Led Design Team

by sarah last modified 26/01/2024 11:56 AM
Invitation to tender: Architect-Led Design Team

Jacobs Wells Baths

Jacobs Wells Baths

Jacob Wells Baths photo Sam Prosser

We are inviting tenders from relevant specialists to provide an Architect-Led Design Team for the 'Save Jacobs Wells Baths Capital Project'. This should include the following: architect services delivered by an architect accredited in building conservation (AABC/ RICS or similar) either as lead or as a consultant, mechanical & electrical consultancy, and structural engineering consultancy (including civils).

The team will be integral to delivering Phase 1 of a 2 phased project to repair and reopen Jacobs Wells, a Grade II Listed Building in Hotwells. Phase 1 will include the main hall and South Wing access as well as urgent works to the roof generally and in the North Wing .It is anticipated that this phase will bring the greater part of the building back into beneficial reuse and result in a financially sustainable operation, whilst Phase 2 will bring all the remaining areas back into use and enhance overall sustainability and viability.

Built in 1889 to serve the working poor, Jacobs Wells in the Clifton & Hotwells Conservation Area is a building that holds within its walls a wealth of architectural and social heritage - from its time as a public swimming bath to its 30-year history as a dance hub. Sadly, the building’s future came under threat in December 2022, when plans to reinstate an indoor pool and convert into a leisure facility fell through.

Following an appeal to secure the future of building, backed by community stakeholders and Bristol City Council we have to date, secured over £1.4million from the DLUHC Community Ownership Fund (COF), John James Foundation, Bristol-based Nisbet Trust and match funders to bring the building back into beneficial public use. You can read about the mission to save Jacobs Wells here.

Tender information

  1. Please read the tender information pack here
  2. Supply the following information in your proposal(including subconsultants):
  3. Methodology of how you would approach the project (20%)
  4. Details of who will be working on the project, including their experience, e.g. CVs (10%)
  5. Estimated fee outline; showing your daily rate, number of days spent on each task, and including all fees and expenses (60%)
  6. Three relevant examples of similar work / Two client references (10%)
  7. Details of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
  8. A Form of Tender (see Appendices 4.1)
  9. Send your proposals to Any questions about the brief, or requests for further information or documentation, should also be sent to this email address. If you intend to tender please register your interest this address in order to ensure that you receive a schedule of queries and responses as they arise.

Site visits:

Deadline for proposals: Monday 12th February 2024, 9am

Appointments confirmed: w/c Monday 4th March 2024

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