THURROCK Council is recruiting an architect for a £7 million overhaul of its main civic offices in Grays.
The winner of the estimated £350,000 contract will draw up plans to extend and refurbish the 11,400m² complex, which is comprised of two separate buildings and considered no longer fit for purpose. Tony Fretton Architects completed an initial study for the project earlier this year.
The project, planned to complete in 2020, will refurbish one of the blocks and create a new structure facing nearby Mulberry Square featuring a reception, café, council chamber, committee rooms and flexible offices. The other block will be redeveloped separately
In its brief, the council says: ‘We are seeking consultants to design the project to RIBA Plan of Work Stage 3. The project will then be procured on a Design and Build basis.’
The deadline for applications is midday, 11 June.
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