Contract notice to be published next year

The government has put firms on notice for a £36m deal to build five buildings for the British embassy in New Delhi.

In a Prior Information Notice, the Foreign Office has invited contractors to express interest in the job in the Indian capital ahead of a full contract notice being published next August.

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India Gate in New Delhi’s government district

The work will include building three new accommodation buildings, a facilities building and an amenities building.

The embassy, known as the British High Commission, was set up in 1946 prior to India gaining independence in 1947.

It currently occupies a series of brutalist buildings in the city’s government district about 1km south of the Indian president’s official residence.

Firms have until 4 September to express interest.