Equal Access, Wider Engagement, Greater Sustainability for England's most dramatic steam railway.

The North Yorkshire Moors Historic Railway Trust Ltd. have been successful in securing a Stage 1 Development Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in respect of their proposed £9M project. Consultants for the disciplines detailed below are invited to submit requests for receipt of tender packages:

  • Project Management services
  • Architectural services (including landscaping)
  • Quantity Surveying services, including the role of Employer's Agent
  • Structural/Civil Engineering services in respect of the proposed Carriage Facility development
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering services, performance design and monitoring services in respect of building works
  • Bridge/Civil Engineering for Bridge renewal/repair (this will be subject to a separate and later tender notification).

Individual appointments will be made for the disciplines detailed above, this is not a request for the submission of consortium appointments for the provision of the full range of services.

There are various elements to the project but the principal elements comprise:

  • The construction of a new Carriage Facility
  • The construction of new Volunteers Accommodation
  • Refurbishment/renewal of 3 Bridges.

The appointed consultants will be required to provide fees for the full range of services as detailed for the individual disciplines.  The HLF round 2 application is to be submitted mid-August 2018 and the professional services appointments will have a break clause at that point. Subject to satisfactory HLF grant award for the implementation phase of the project it is envisaged that professional services will commence early 2019.

It is envisaged that tender documentation, which will be issued electronically, will be available from the 16th February 2018 or thereabouts and there will be a 2½-3 weeks tender period. It is envisaged that the selected consultants will be appointed by the 23rd March 2018.

Requests to receive tender packages should be submitted by email to either:

Mr D. Fotheringham at [email protected] or, Mr J. Boothroyd at [email protected] by not later than 23rd February 2018. The requests for tender documentation do not require the provision of quality information at this stage but it should be noted that the preferred consultants will, as part of their quality submission, need to demonstrate experience of HLF funded projects and experience of rail projects, particularly in the volunteer railway sector.