New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, Portsmouth

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New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, Portsmouth

Contemporary Architectural Development in Hampshire, England, UK

12 June 2019

New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, University of Portsmouth

New Academic Building on the Victoria Site: Multi-disciplinary design team sought by the University of Portsmouth

RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’ process on behalf of the University of Portsmouth.  The process is seeking to select a multi-disciplinary team for the design of a proposed c.20,000m2

New Academic Building within the city’s Victoria Park area.

The New Academic Building is intended to serve as a northern gateway to the University’s city centre campus and will bring together the Faculty of Business and Law with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences into the building.  Doing so will provide opportunities for subject area growth and development of stronger inter-relationships and collaboration amongst staff and students across the Faculties and their constituent Schools.

As well as providing accommodation for academic research and teaching and learning, it is anticipated that the New Academic Building will also provide student support services, general administrative space and potentially a destination dining experience that would be open to members of the general public.

In the first instance, Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in a Selection Questionnaire.  Details of how to obtain the SQ together with supporting information are contained within a Memorandum of Information available from

Up to a maximum of five bid teams will be short-listed and invited to participate in the negotiation phase, which will include design approach workshop sessions leading to the submission of final tenders in early October 2019.  An equal honorarium of GBP £20,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams that are invited to, and submit a compliant final tender, and who attends a clarification interview presentation.  Honorarium payments will be paid to the consultancy firm leading each multi-disciplinary design team.

The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the project scope for the New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, the procurement process and programme.  The deadline for receipt of SQ returns is 12.00hrs (BST) on 04 July 2019.

The University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian University Guide and rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).  The Economist rates the University of Portsmouth as number one in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, with 97.5 per cent of graduates working or in further study six months after they graduated and Portsmouth is ranked in the top 20 UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS).

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