Cornwall's archive collection is currently located at Cornwall Records Office, Old County Hall, Truro. The existing facility is in a poor state of repair and does not meet the required standards for the safe storage of such a valuable and historically important collection. The aim of the Kresen Kernow New Archive Centre in Redruth, Cornwall is to provide a new, fit for purpose archive storage for Cornwall's archive records with improved accessibility combined with exhibition space. The project is funded jointly by Cornwall Council and The Heritage Lottery Fund.
The objectives of the Kresen Kernow project are to:
— Provide storage for the Archives in accordance with PD5454;
— Provide access to the archives for public and education establishments and other interested parties;
— Allow extended activities to be developed;
— Add value to the community;
— Evolve a project that will enhance the site and not have a detrimental effect on its surroundings.
The procurement involved the appointment of a main contractor to provide the works at the Kresen Kernow: New Archive Centre Phase 3. The works comprise the construction of a new Archive Centre in accordance with PD5454 and the refurbishment / conversion of adjacent Redruth Brewery Building into a public use building. The works include external works, soft and hard landscaping, and associated works to services.
The Council used a web-based system on the South West Portal found at https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ (Due North) to manage the tender process. All interaction with the Council in respect of this requirement was conducted through the Due North system.
Following the award in principle of ERDF funding, Cornwall Council seeks to appoint a suitably experiencedPrincipal Design and Build Contractor to undertake the works to construct the new multi-modal hub facilitiesat St Erth Railway Station. The works comprise the provision of approximately 440 new car parking spacesto the south of the station and approximately 100 part replacement (reconfigured) and part new car parkingspaces (72 existing spaces) to the north of the station with associated infrastructure. The works also include apedestrian ramped access from the south car park to platform level, improvements to the station forecourt andamendments to the existing junction on the A30 Trunk Road. We anticipate the Contract Award to take place inJanuary 2017, with completion and full use of the new facilities required by June 2018.
Following the award in principle of ERDF funding, Cornwall Council seeks to appoint a suitably experienced Principal Design and Build Contractor to undertake the works to construct the new multi-modal hub facilities at St Erth Railway Station. The works comprise the provision of approximately 440 new car parking spaces to the south of the station and approximately 100 part replacement (reconfigured) and part new car parking spaces (72 existing spaces) to the north of the station with associated infrastructure. The works also include a pedestrian ramped access from the south car park to platform level, improvements to the station forecourt and amendments to the existing junction on the A30 Trunk Road. We anticipate the Contract Award to take place in January 2017, with completion and full use of the new facilities required by June 2018.
Inspection of hidden critical elements (hanger and cable band bolts) in 2014 and associated laboratory testing in 2015 revealed some anomalies in bolt hardness values.
Some additional sample hardness testing was instructed and undertaken in Summer 2016. This was further extended to full coverage hardness testing in Autumn 2016.
Preliminary results of the full testing exercise have indicated that provision for a programme of bolt replacement is now required. The nature of the proposed replacement works is of a relatively specialist nature and will involve works at height adjacent to live traffic and a waterway. The works are likely to be instructed for priority completion.
In view of the likely mobilisation period and winter working restrictions this is expected to mean a start on site in Spring 2017.
It should be noted that testing works and interpretation are still ongoing at the date of publication of this document and therefore the final scope of the works cannot yet be defined. As such, it is envisaged that the client will develop and enhance the agreed specification and scope of works in collaboration with a likely maximum of 3 Contractors to be selected to discuss possibilities and options through a formal Competitive Dialogue Procurement Process, to arrive at an optimum working solution of planned replacement for these key components of the Bridge structure over an agreed period of time. Currently, the range of work may vary from the minimal replacements of bolts, i.e. approximately 20 % out of a total of 1 374 bolts, up to full replacement and this is reflected in the estimated value of work, envisaged to be between 2 825 000 and 4 788 000 GBP.
The Supply, Installation, Removal, Storage and Recycling of Modular Ramping as required by the relevant Disabled Facilities Grant.
Across and throughout Cornwall and the South West of England at the domestic properties of the relevant service users.
Cornwall Council seeks to appoint a suitably and demonstrably experienced Principal Design and Build Contractor to undertake the works to construct the new Carluddon Technology Park Project, Employment Space for Advanced Manufacturing facility of circa 2 577 sqm (gross internal area) at West Carclaze and Baal, St Austell, Cornwall. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) as Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has completed the technical appraisal of the Full Application and approved in principle the award of ERDF grant. All of the pre-offer ERDF conditions have been cleared and as at the time of writing DCLG is working to secure authority to issue the funding agreement. Any update to this position will be shared with all tenderers by way of a tender clarification. The Council anticipates the Contract Award to take place during December 2016, with completion and occupation of the new facilities during May 2018.