The Spires Academy, Northgate House, Northampton

Open future opportunity – This means that the buyer is not yet ready to invite bid applications but early notification has been provided and some dialogue may be possible.

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate

Location of contract


Value of contract

£2.2m – £2.5m

Published date

09 May 2017

Approach to market date

23 June 2017

Contract start date

28 July 2017

Contract end date

01 December 2019


The Education Funding Agency wishes to contract with suitably qualified contractors with Education Sector specifically Alternative Provision/SEN experience to design and construct the Spires Academy School.

This scope is a total refurbishment of a 1970’s office block in the centre of Northampton to create specialised teaching and administration accommodation for up to 100 primary and secondary age pupils and will include asbestos removal, general building and structural works and total M&E systems renewal, it is anticipated that highways works may also be required.

About the buyer

Contact name

Andy Cliffe


Enterprise House,
115 Edmund Street
B3 2HJ


07795 292460


[email protected]

Other information

Spend profile

  • Financial year Budget
  • 2017/2018


Potential contractors should express their interest and provide details of projects completed of similar scope, budget and specialism in alternative provision/SEN education provision.

Tenders will be issued late June with works expected to start on site Nov/Dec 2017, planned completion Autumn 2018.

The Form of Contract will be JCT Design and Build with EFA amendments, budgets are fixed and contractors will need to deliver the scheme within available funding budget and within funded GIFA.

Limited existing building information is available, the EFA are currently in the process of securing Change of Use planning approval and this is expected to be in place prior to award of contract, the building sits within a Conservation Area.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided


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