In an occasional series led by UK Property Forums and our partner BD Resources, we now have access to new project tenders and consultancy appointments as advertised by local authorities and the UK Government.

Operating across The Arc, Thames Valley and East of England, all the projects listed below are open to companies who can submit fee proposals or tenders as indicated.

These opportunities will become more relevant as the UK moves away from the European Union procurement rules and can be worth many millions of pounds.

BD Resources is able to set up a regular service for you to receive all tender and consultancy alerts as issued by local government and the UK Government.


Project name: Development Partner, Folkestone

Value: £70 million

Scope: Appointment of a development partner to facilitate the development and regeneration of a former gas works site, Ship Street, near the centre of Folkestone as part of the town’s transformation.

The council is seeking a development partner to help achieve its ambitions for the 1.56-hectare site. An exemplar mixed tenure development is being sought for this strategic site, seeking the highest form of design and sustainability as well as links to the arts and creative sectors.

Around 100-plus new homes will be provided, with scope for small scale non-residential use on a strategic site linking Folkestone Central train station and the town centre and harbour area.

Following the tender process, the development project is estimated to commence in August 2021 and will continue for a minimum of three years.

Project name: Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre 2 Building Contract, Cheshunt, Herts

Value: £8.5-£9.5 million

Scope: Outline planning consent for the provision of a new business and technology centre, Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre 2, which will form part of a wider new Business Park development on a greenfield site adjacent to the A10 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

The proposed building will be four storeys high providing approximately 2,800 sq m Gross Internal Area with class B1 use for local SMEs. The core design team have been appointed and the council are now tendering for a building contractor through a two-stage procurement process.

Project name: The Old Lido, West Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

Value: £35 million

Scope: West Marina has been largely vacant for over 30 years following the closure of the former lido.

The site represents an opportunity for land to be developed to create a high quality development which can help regenerate the area. Development of the site will include a mix of residential units (including some affordable housing) as well as commercial units, beach huts and ‘glamping spaces’.

The arrangements will entail a minimum of 1,500 sq m of buildings comprising workshops/live works space within sui generis use class, 50 beach huts and 12 glamping huts as well as a minimum of 125 residential buildings and a car park.

Project name: WBC Town Hall Quarter – Development Partner, Watford

Value: £45 million

Scope: Watford Borough Council, as contracting authority, wishes to appoint a private sector partner with whom to establish an incorporated joint venture for a development opportunity forming part of the Town Hall Quarter programme.

The procurement envisages the potential for work to be undertaken for other contracting authorities including Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Project name: Fleming Way Bus Boulevard, Swindon

 Value: £16 million

Scope: Swindon Borough Council has secured funding to deliver a new public transport interchange for Swindon town centre. The redevelopment of Fleming Way is part of the wider town centre regeneration works and aims to create one inclusive bus interchange that will accommodate all bus services in the town centre.

This means that all buses which currently operate from two separate sites at Swindon Bus Station and Fleming Way, will all leave from a single site.

The Fleming Way Bus Boulevard project will remove the central pedestrian subway on Fleming Way, lower the entire carriageway and footways (diverting all utilities in the area accordingly), and replace the subway with a large puffin pedestrian crossing.

The removal of the subway will improve the connectivity of the town centre shopping area with the railway station, business district and the new Kimmerfields development to the north of Fleming Way.

The council will also be improving pedestrian and cycle movement through the provision of a new cycle facility to connect the town’s Western and Eastern Flyer cycle routes. Additional signal-controlled pedestrian crossings will be provided throughout the scheme, and the project will significantly enhance the town’s green credentials with the planting of a large number of trees and other vegetation.

The new planting will not only increase the biodiversity in the town centre, it will also have a function, forming part of the sustainable urban drainage Systems which will run down the centre of the carriageway.

This is selection of tenders, but more are available from

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