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Heritage and Conservation consultancy opportunities at Dudley Top Church

our Grade II* new Resourcing Church

Top Church in Dudley

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Top Church Dudley requires extensive conservation repairs to the cast iron windows and exterior stonework and the conservation of the enamelled glass East Window in order to remove it from the Heritage At Risk Register. A successful major bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund has received a Round 1 pass for £167,000 of Development Phase work to plan for building conservation and an imaginative heritage engagement programme that both reaches out to the people of Dudley and secures a sustainable future for this building.

Consultants are now required for the Development Phase and, where appropriate and if our Round 2 bid succeeds, for the Delivery Phase. Submissions can be made by individuals or teams for any combination of the advertised Briefs.

Heritage Design Team

The Heritage Design team will include a Conservation-accredited Architect, Principal Designer, Structural Engineer, M&E Consultant and other specialist consultants as required, for capital works estimated at £460,000.

  • A PQQ should be returned by noon on 22 May 2019.
  • Invitations will be issued to shortlisted teams to attend a site open day with the client on 29 May 2019.
  • Tenders should be received by noon on 17 June clearly marked as Top Church Tender Submission.
  • Interviews will take place on 27 June.
  • The Appointment is for both Development and Delivery Phases subject to a successful Delivery Phase grant.
  • Download Brief.

Quantity Surveyor

An informal expression of interest should be emailed by 22 May to secure an appointment with the client at a site open day to be held on 29 May.

  • Tenders should be received by noon on 17 June clearly marked as Top Church Tender Submission.
  • Interviews, if required, will take place on 27 June.
  • The Appointment is for both Development and Delivery Phases subject to a successful Delivery Phase grant.
  • Download Brief.

Heritage Engagement Team

The Heritage Engagement Team will include an Activity Planner, Interpretation Planner and Interpretation Designer.

  • An informal expression of interest should be emailed by 21 May to secure an appointment with the client on a site open day on 15 and 22 May.
  • Tenders should be received by noon on 11 June, clearly marked as Top Church Tender Submission.
  • Interviews will take place on 20 June.
  • The Interpretation Designer’s role will extend into the Delivery Phase subject to a successful Delivery Phase grant.
  • Download Brief.

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Evaluation Consultant

  • An informal expression of interest should be emailed by 14th May to secure an appointment with the client on a site open day on 15th May.
  • Tenders should be received by noon on 20th May, clearly marked as Top Church Tender Submission.
  • Interviews, if required, will take place on 12th and 13th June.
  • The Appointment is for both Development and Delivery Phases subject to a successful Delivery Phase grant.
  • Download Brief.

Two Specialist Conservation Assessments

Specialist Conservators are required to assess the enamelled glass east window, the stone and metal wall monuments, reredos, font, wooden font cover, pulpit and some smaller heritage items and to provide costed conservation proposals with access/ scaffolding requirements for the required works.

Appointments will be for the Development Phase only but conservators are asked to indicate their interest in undertaking the actual conservation work.

  • Expressions of interest should be emailed by 14th May to secure an appointment with the client on a site open day on 15th May.
  • Tenders must be received by noon on 20th May clearly marked as Top Church Tender Submission
  • Interviews will take place on 5th June if required.
  • Download Brief.

Building Archaeologist

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A Building Archaeologist is required to assess what is thought to be a medieval crypt and pilgrimage chapel in order to identify original fabric and various phases of modification with a view to making this space accessible and interpreted to visitors for occasional visits and, longer term, to make this a useable space.

Appointments will be for the Development Phase only.

  • Expressions of interest should be emailed by 14th May to secure an appointment with the client on a site open day on 15th May.
  • Tenders must be received by noon on 20th May clearly marked as Top Church Tender Submission
  • Interviews will take place on 5th June if required.
  • Download Brief.

Queries for all roles and expression of interests to be directed to Kate Andrew kandrew@cofe-worcester.org.uk 07377 889824

PQQ (where required) and tender submissions to be returned electronically to projects@cofe-worcester.org.uk – clearly marked “Top Church Tender documents”.

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