1617- 0584 – Redevelopment of Charles Simmons House in Islington

Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

19 May 2017

Closing date

26 May 2017

Contract start date

03 July 2017

Contract end date

31 October 2019


Redevelopment of Charles Simmons House in Islington

Islington Council invites suitable expressions of interest from suppliers for a Main Building Contractor to undertake the design and construction of 25 (twenty five) residential flats, 1 (one) commercial unit and 1 (one) community centre, including all necessary external works.

The requirement
The purpose of the procurement is to procure a suitable Principal Contractor to carry out the demolition, design and construction of the new Charles Simmons House.

This development is a design and Build contract and requires construction over 2 railway tunnels, therefore contractors who wish to apply must have suitable and relevant experience in similar complex construction projects.

Contractors must have extensive experience understand and be able to demonstrate experience of risk management.

One of the tunnels is managed by Network Rail (NR) and the other by London Underground Limited (LUL). It is mandatory for contractors to communicate with both NR and LUL , as well as the Council’s commissioning officers throughout the lifetime of the contract.

Contractors will be required to comply with planning conditions and Section 106 agreeemnt

The council has outlined in tender documents the indicative minimum insurance levels for contractors. Contractors are required to satisfy themselves and carry out due deligence processes to ensure NR and LUL insurance requirements are met.

The council has an indicative design which has been progressed to RIBA Stage E and various surveys have also been completed.

Tenderers may wish to review this information. Further information is in the tender pack. Tenders are responsible for the buildability and viability of any design or information.

The council will not accept any responsibility nor will be liable for any defects in the design and/or information provided to bidders. Further information in tender documents.
Procurement Process

This contract will be procured using the Open Procedure. The Open Procedure means that all bidders who successfully express an interest will automatically be invited to tender and have access to the tender documents.

Those who submit a tender and meet the minimum requirements will have their full tender, method statements and pricing evaluated.

About the buyer

Contact name

Sara Montague


7 Newington Barrow Way
N7 7EP
United Kingdom


+44 2075273150


[email protected]

Other information


If you wish to apply for this contract please follow the steps below: Register your company free of charge via the London Tenders Portal. Link: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm Await acceptance.

You will receive an email confirming your username and password. Use your username and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and express your interest in 1617-0584 Redevelopment of Charles Simmons House.

Shortly after you have expressed interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the pre-qualification questionnaire/tender documents.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided


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