Expression of Interest

The London Borough of Lewisham is excited to invite expressions of interest for the development and renewal of Ladywell Playtower.

Expressions of interest should be made via the EOI form here and must be completed and delivered electronically to the email address below by the 28th February.

playtower@lewisham.gov.uk

The selection and appointment of a suitable partner will follow a 2 stage process, as outlined below, including indicative timescales.

Process:

Stage 1: Initial Expressions of Interest (EOI) and 1st Round Shortlisting

EOIs will allow potential partners to respond to the opportunities criteria, outlining their vision for Ladywell Playtower, considering development feasibility, and identifying community and historical value. A round 1 shortlisting exercise will be used to feedback to successful partners, identifying those best suited to progress to the next bidding round.

Opportunities to view the property are available on the 10th and 17th February, with further details to follow. If you cannot make these dates we will make reasonable attempts to accommodate any viewings where possible.

Stage 2: Method Statement Submission and Round 2 Bidder Selection

Stage 2 will collect in-depth method statements and details from potential partners, including: proposed works schedule and detailed delivery strategy, timescales, funding options, financial records, long term business plan etc. A round 2 shortlisting exercise will evaluate submissions culminating with the appointment of a preferred provider in the Autumn 2017.

Stage 1

Opportunity Live: 16th January
Viewings: 10th & 17th February
EOI Deadline: 28th February
Round 1 Selection: End of Feb – Middle of March

Stage 2

Invitation for Detailed Method Statements: End of March
Round 2 Deadline: Middle of July
Bidder Selection : Autumn 2017

Overall project completion to bring the building back into use is estimated to be no sooner than the summer of 2019, allowing for at least a 2 year planning and construction phase.