Contractors have been invited to bid on the new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard as part of the £30m Hull Maritime project
Interested contractors are now able to enter the first stages of a tender process for the visitor centre at North End Shipyard by expressing an interest and completing a selection questionnaire.
The staged approach will enable the Hull Maritime project to assess all bids before selecting up to six contractors to compete for the contract.
The plans for the visitor centre will become one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector, meeting Passivhaus standards.
‘Ensuring the best contractor is appointed’
Garry Taylor, assistant director for major projects and place, said: “This staged approach to the procurement process will allow us to ensure the best contractor is appointed to undertake and deliver an important element of the Hull Maritime project.
“The North End Shipyard is a hidden gem, steeped in shipbuilding history. The creation of the new visitor centre will regenerate the area, celebrate its 400-year history and showcase the Arctic Corsair’s tremendous career.”
The creation of the new two-storey visitor centre at North End Shipyard will not only regenerate the area, it will also highlight its historical significance and have its story told for the very first time.
The shipyard will also become the new, permanent dry-berth for the Arctic Corsair – Hull’s last remaining deep sea sidewinder trawler.