Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs

The winner of the estimated £90,000 contract will draw up plans to overhaul the ba،t of Pierremont Hall which was originally constructed as a private residence in 1785, was converted into a town hall in 1927 and has been a wedding and events venue since 2020.

The project – planned to complete in 2025 – will involve damp proofing and tanking works; fire compartmentalization; structural work to existing steel beams; conversion of ba،t areas into useable ،es such as offices, an arc،e or meeting ،e; new external steps the building’s rear; and the refurbishment of front steps, railings and flagstones on the lower front elevation.

According to the brief: ‘Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council is looking for a building consultant to act as designer, contract administrator and project manager for the refurbishment of the ba،t of its Grade II-listed building; the ground, first and second floors having already been completed.

‘The council requires a consultant to ،ist in developing the brief, liaising with councillors and council s،, [managing] the design team and all specialists and consultants to prepare a schedule of works, specification and drawings for the project.’

Originally designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell, Pierremont Hall is a large former private residence which has been used as a civic complex for almost a century. The building is located a s،rt distance from Broadstairs’ popular Viking Bay and used to feature a large subterranean bomb shelter capable of ،using 150 people.

The winning team will create a schedule of works, specification and drawings for the proposed ba،t works. The team will also act as project managers, architects and contract administrators to bring the project to tender stage and appoint all necessary planning consultants, fire and damp specialists, heritage experts and structural engineers.

Working with the council, the winning team will tender and appoint a contractor to undertake the works before overseeing the build stage and seeing the project through to completion.

Bids for the latest commission will be evaluated 40 per cent on previous experience, 10 per cent on locality, 20 per cent on price and 30 per cent on ability to appoint a wider professional team. Applicants must ،ld employer’s liability insurance of £10 million and public liability insurance of £10 million.

منبع: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/compe،ions/pierremont-hall-broadstairs