Renovation and Refurbishment of the Dock Office Chambers and the Grade II* Hull Maritime Museum

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20 month
24 Aug 2021
15 Feb 2021 to 21 Oct 2022
26 Oct 2020 09:00



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Renovation and Refurbishment of the Dock Office Chambers and the Grade II* Hull Maritime Museum Description: The Council has been successful with a Heritage Lottery bid for the Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City (HYMC) project. The scale of the whole project is circa £30m of which the National Lottery Heritage Fund will fund up to £15m. This is likely to be the last large national project undertaken in the current programme. The project will have an international profile and is the largest grant awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. After achieving lottery approval for RIBA 4, the Council is now in a position to seek tenders for the delivery of the works to the major building element of the project; Hull Maritime Museum (HMM) and Dock Office Chambers (DOC). This opportunity has previously been advertised as an open procedure, however the Council has now received approval to undertake a restricted competitive procedure with negotiation to obtain up to six contractors to go forward to the second stage and submit tenders. Previous potential bidders should note the criteria has changed due the different process. Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City project encompasses the redevelopment of five historic assets across Hull including the Grade II* listed Hull Maritime Museum with a new architectural, servicing and exhibition scheme; the creation of a new collections store at Dock Office Chambers, the refurbishment of both is being procured in this opportunity; the conservation of two historic vessels - the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship, and the creation of an orientation centre at the vacant North End Shipyard which are procured separately. The project also interacts with the separate redevelopment of Queen's Gardens, one of Hull most important open spaces. The Whole HYMC project explores and celebrates Hull's remarkable maritime history and heritage and puts that heritage at the heart of a place shaping project that will preserve several significant assets and move Hull forward as a world-class visitor destination. This procurement comprises of; Hull Maritime Museum houses the city's extensive and highly significant maritime history collections. The museum is a much-valued part of the cityscape, however, has not been subject to a wholesale architectural and interpretation `refresh' since it was established in the 1970s. The building now requires repair and rejuvenation to provide a suitable visitor experience, including access for all. The works include; • Increase the areas of the Hull Maritime Museum accessible to the public by rationalising existing spaces for exhibitions, opening up the second floor to visitor facing spaces, creating an atrium in the light well with new walkways at first and second floors and introducing open storage within the basement. • Improving and extending learning and visitor facilities. • Renewing building services and infrastructure. • Repair of the external fabric including upgrading of the roof.

Award Detail

1 Simpson York (None)
  • Value: £7,843,604

CPV Codes

  • 45000000 - Construction work
  • 51000000 - Installation services (except software)


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.