University expecting to draw up shortlist in early October

Portsmouth university is looking for a contractor to design and build a new £86m home for its business and law schools.

The 12-storey teaching and learning building will house the Faculty of Business and Law and part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

It will also include a ground floor cafe and event space along with a restaurant on the top floor and roof terrace.


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Contractors have been asked to throw their hats into the ring by the end of next month

Called the Victoria Park building, the university is asking firms to express interest by 24 September, with a shortlist of up to 10 firms expected to be asked to tender by 4 October.

The works are being procured on a single stage design and build basis.

The university said it would discount bids from firms that have tender prices which exceed a target maximum cost.