Five teams have been shortlisted for places on an engineering consultancy framework for the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster.
The companies selected to progress to the next stage of the procurement for the programme, project and cost management lot of a client advisory services framework for the overhaul of the historic building are:
- Capita Property Infrastructure / Gleeds Cost Management
- CH2M Hill
- EC Harris
- Turner & Townsend
A committee charged with recommending the best way of restoring the deteriorating Parliamentary building last month called for opinions from the public.
This followed a report by a consortium of consultants Aecom, structures specialists HOK and financial giant Deloitte this summer concluding that a rolling programme of works allowing the building to remain in use could last 32 years and cost £5.7bn. It set out five options in total and the committee is expected to make a final decision on which one to pursue next year.
Meanwhile four firms were shortlisted for the other lot of the client services framework, covering architectural and building design services. They are:
- Allies and Morrison
- Building Design Partnership
- Foster & Partners
- HOK UK