Bidders are asked to submit a formal tender for the Infrastructure Works Package at the Walker Art Gallery and Midland Railway Building. The works to the two buildings are to be carried out under one contract, with the works to the Walker Art Gallery forming one section of the contract and works to the Midland Railway Building forming another section. The nature of the works are as follows:
Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery is a Grade II* Listed Building located in the William Brown Street Conservation Area. The proposed infrastructure works comprise:
Externally, the brief includes repairs to the existing fabric following the findings of the condition report to ensure the building remains in a good state of repair. The proposals also include the replacement and changes to the roof coverings and configuration above Gallery Rooms 01-04 and A-C to manage the discharge of rainwater away from the building better, increase the lifespan of the roof coverings, reduce the maintenance requirement and improve accessibility for future inspections.
Internally, the proposals aspire to improve the aesthetic appearance and spatial qualities of the galleries to enhance the historic environment, visitor experience and the display of the exhibitions. Significant internal changes include the removal of the modern flat ceiling within Gallery Room 01 and 02 to reveal the historic decorative plaster ceiling. To provide an appreciation of the lay-lights and roof lights within gallery rooms 01, 02 & 03, a significant element in the historical development of the building, and the installation of architectural lighting to improve their presentation.
Midland Railway Building
The National Conservation Centre, formerly the Midland Railway Building, is a Grade II Listed Building located on Victoria Street in Liverpool. Bidders are asked to submit a formal tender for the Infrastructure Works Package at the Midland Railway Building. The proposed infrastructure works comprise:
Upgrades to the mechanical and electrical installations. Further information will be issued during the tender period to detail the scope and constraints/phasing of these works.