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Four battle for Buckingham Palace cost consultant lot

Exclusive: Arcadis, Currie & Brown, Gleeds and Turner & Townsend are tipped to have made the shortlist for the cost consultant lot for Buckingham Palace’s £369m revamp, Construction News understands.

It is understood the four heavyweights will battle it out for the single spot on the independent cost consultant lot of the palace’s major M&E refurbishment.

Under the programme, around 161 km of electrical cabling, 32 km of heating pipework and 16 km of hot and cold water pipework are among the services that will be replaced.

It is thought the value of the cost consultant contract will be around £2m.

CN has learned that interviews for this lot will take place this week.

There are two other lots up for grabs under the programme:

  • Lot one: Multi-Disciplinary Building Services Design and Engineering
  • Lot three: Framework for the Provision of Key Programme Management Office Directors

It is understood one firm will be selected lot one, thought to be worth £10m.

Between four and six companies will scoop a place on lot three.

Construction News reported last month which firms were tipped to bid for work on the project.

It is understood Aecom, CH2M, Capita, Gardiner & Theobold, Mace and WSP were among the big names lining up for works.

Plans for the revamp follow recommendations made in an options appraisal report, penned by a consortium led by WSP and Hok last year.

The report called for the Royal Household to “act now” to avoid “serious long-term issues of conservation and repair” the palace faces.

The programme was given formal backing by the Treasury in November 2016 and will see work carried out over 10 years until 2027.

Construction News revealed in March last year that Sir Robert McAlpine was advising on how much the refurbishment would cost, which fed into the wider options appraisal report.

Arcadis, Buckingham Palace, Currie & Brown, Gleeds and Turner & Townsend declined to comment.

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