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Shirebrook Enterprise Centre
Year End UpdateThe project is progressing well and has had a number of impacts on the progress of the Design and Build contract and the ongoing management of the facility.A facilities management procurement exercise was carried out in accordance with the OJEU rules relating to public sector procurement. However none of the bidders offered an affordable service so other options are being considered.Bolsover District Council also advertised to appoint a marketing consultancy to achieve its marketing and communication objectives.

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Shirebrook Enterprise Centre

 

About the project...

This project will facilitate the development of a flagship Enterprise Centre in Shirebrook providing a mix of office (19 units 19.2m2 - 51.5m2) and workshop (16 units 49m2 - 71m2) units to small and medium-sized enterprises – a total of 35 units.   When complete, the Centre will be a key development for providing ‘graduation space’ for businesses looking to progress from start-up accommodation.  The vacation of these much needed start-up units will enable the growth and development of further new businesses.  Construction is scheduled to start in May 2011 and the physical completion of the building is expected in August 2012.

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Shirebrook Enterprise Centre - Contacts

 

Project Manager

Natalie Etches
Regeneration Projects Officer
Bolsover District Council
Sherwood Lodge
Oxcroft Lane
Bolsover
S44 6NF
Tel: 01246 242389
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Websites

www.bolsover.gov.uk
www.businessbolsover.com

Resources
 
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Shirebrook Enterprise Centre - Case Studies

 

MEET THE BUYER EVENT FOR MULTI-MILLION POUND SHIREBROOK ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Local businesses in and around Shirebrook are being invited to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event for the new £4.7million Shirebrook Enterprise Centre.

The event will take place on Tuesday 6 September at Kissingate Leisure Centre between 8.30am and 1.30pm and will give local companies and suppliers the chance to meet the building contractor and promote what services and goods they can provide for the new Centre.

Any local company is welcome to attend to see what opportunities exist at the Centre and how they can become involved in the project. 

The Centre will provide a total of 35 units, with three meeting rooms, offering growing businesses a mix of flexible workspaces between 200sqft and 750sqft.   The Centre will include conference facilities offering the latest in modern technology and communications.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Alan Tomlinson said, “We want the Enterprise Centre to be as local as possible. That’s why we are staging this event to give local companies and firms the chance to come and talk to the contractor and tell us what they can offer in terms of products and services. So with all the doom and gloom about the economy at present, we can hopefully provide opportunities for local suppliers, businesses and tradesmen.”

The Bolsover District Council project is being managed by Turner & Townsend and will be located at the heart of a growing business community on Brook Park.  The Centre will also become the first environmentally friendly building for the council achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, and offering modern renewable technologies to offer efficiency savings for its clients.

Construction on the project is funded from the European Regional Development Fund (£3.8 million) and the Councils own Working Neighbourhoods Funding (WNF) (£900,000), and is anticipated to start in September, with a completion date of August 2012.

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A NEW ENTERPRISE CENTRE FOR SHIREBROOK

The ink has dried on the contract for a new £4.7million Enterprise Centre in Shirebrook to help attract new businesses and encourage local enterprise.

The Bolsover District Council project is being managed by Turner & Townsend and will be located at the heart of a growing business community on Brook Park.  The Centre will also become the first environmentally friendly building for the council achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, and offering modern renewable technologies to offer efficiency savings for its clients.

The Centre will provide a total of 35 units, with three meeting rooms, offering growing businesses a mix of flexible workspaces between 200sqft and 750sqft.   The Centre will include conference facilities offering the latest in modern technology and communications.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Alan Tomlinson said, “The project has faced a number of challenges in the tough economic climate, but those behind the project fought to bring it to fruition, and in January, it was confirmed that full funding had been secured. We can’t wait for the actual construction work to start. This is a massive investment in Shirebrook, an investment that will breathe new life into the area and hopefully kick start the local economy and growth in the town.”

Construction on the project is funded from the European Regional Development Fund (£3.8 million) and the Councils own Working Neighbourhoods Funding (WNF) (£900k), and is anticipated to start in spring 2011, with a completion date of autumn 2012.

Councillor Tomlinson added, “One of the stipulations we have put in the contract is that local suppliers must be used wherever possible. So with all the doom and gloom about spending at present, we can hopefully provide business opportunities for local suppliers.”

Andrew Morgan, Skills and Communities Director at East Midlands Development Agency, said: “The commitment, perseverance and dedication of all partners has played an important part in bringing this development to fruition. This modern, new facility will enable Shirebrook to build on its manufacturing, distribution and service sector strengths, enabling local businesses to grow, creating jobs and bringing widespread prosperity to the area.”

The Centre will also provide much-needed employment opportunities in the district, both during the construction phase, and also longer term as businesses move in and take on staff.

Mark Deakin, Director at Turner & Townsend added “This is a significant day for Shirebrook and for the wider district. Turner & Townsend are very pleased to be acting as Turnkey Project Management Services in delivering this important facility that will help support businesses to ensure they survive and prosper and bring more jobs to the area.” 

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Shirebrook Enterprise Centre - Outputs

 

Outputs 08/09
Actual
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10/11
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11/12
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12/13
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New or upgarded floor space

       

Brownfield land reclaimed (ha)

       

Jobs created

      17 17
Graduates placed within SMEs       3 3

New businesses created

      11 11
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Shirebrook Enterprise Centre - Archive

 

2011/12 Year End

Design and Build Contract

The project is progressing well and has had a number of impacts on both the progress of the Design and Build contract and also the management of the facility upon its completion.

Facilities Management

The procurement was carried out in accordance with the OJEU rules relating to public sector procurement.  The pre-qualification process was open to all contractors who responded to the OJEU Contract Notice published in the European Journal.  However none of the bidders offered an affordable service so alternative options are currently being considered.

Marketing and Branding

Bolsover District Council has advertised a procurement opportunity (with a closing date for tenders of 4 April 2012) to appoint a specialist strategic marketing consultancy to work with the Council to achieve its marketing, communication and business development objectives with regards to The Tangent. 

2011/12 Quarter 3

Design and Build Contract
The sight was secured on 12 September 2011 with foundations excavated, drains installed and utility instillation orders have been placed for the site.

Facilities Management
The activity this quarter includes preparation on the Invitation to Tender suite of documents. The tender returns were due on 12 January 2012 and a review, interview and recommendation of the successful tender will follow.

Next quarter will see the completion of the superstructure and external fittings to make the building water tight and interior design will continue to develop. Over the next quarter the Marketing Brief will be developed together with a quote sought to develop a brand identity and naming of the centre.  

2011/12 Quarter 2
 During Quarter 2 the project has achieved the following impacts:
  • Meetings have taken place with Nabarro and Turner and Townsend to discuss the Facilities Management and the production of the Invitation to Tender, and also the draft contract agreement which will be issued alongside.  Discussions are still ongoing and the document will be completed, agreed and issued in Quarter 3;
  • PQQ documents for Facilities Management were returned prior to the deadline, with the evaluation recommending five preferred contractors to be invited to submit a full tender document;
  • First contract meeting with J Tomlinson;
  • 26 July hosted emda for Article 13 visit on project;
  • 6 September hosted the 'Meet the Buyer' event alongside J Tomlinson, discussing with local businesses any opportunities to work with the main contractor on the project, 27 businesses attended the event;
  • J Tomlinson contract mobilisation and design team meetings have taken place with the first progress meeting scheduled with the Contractor, Sub-contractors, and the Client on 5 October.
2011/12 Quarter 1

The project has achieved the following impacts during Quarter 1:

  • the small and large parcels of land required for access to, and the development site itself respectively have been purchased
  • the design team completed and issued the complete Stage D report and tender document
  • the tender exercise for the Design and Build Contractor has been completed, including: issuing the tender documentation to all five companies; conducting mid-tender interviews; evaluating and reconciling the tender responses from each of the five companies; and conducting post-tender interviews with all five companies.  A Tender Report has been completed by Turner and Townsend, and is currently with the local authority for approval
  • the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) was issued through the Official Journal of the European Union for the Facilities Management contract for when the Centre is open and operational


Following the need for the submission of a full planning application for the design amendments to the Centre in March 2011 (Claim two), the District Council received planning approval for the development.  The wind turbine planning application is yet to be determined. The project is developing as anticipated.

2010/11 Year End

Development of the Shirebrook Enterprise Centre continues, although there is little visual impact to date.

14 students from Shirebrook Academy have been involved in a focus group to develop a name and the beginning of a brand/storyboard for the Centre.  The group came up with over 100 potential names and then shortlisted 9/10 possibilities.

Land acquisition negotiations are ongoing due to access issues over the small parcel owned by the Land Trust and the current lack of electricity supply.  The target completion date is 30 April.  The main Contractor procurement exercise has commenced and the preparation of the tender document is underway.

2010/11 Quarter 3

The project is progressing through the early stages of legal requirements to support the funding agreement (undertaken by the local authority's legal representative) as well as searches with regard to land acquisition.  As a result of this work there has been little impact from the project to date.

The project is developing as anticipated, with a full procurement process undertaken by Bolsover District Council.  This was done at risk by the Authority to ensure from the point of signing the funding agreement for the project; an Employers Agent would be in place to commence delivery.  This in turn has resulted in the full design team being in place for appointment immediately after the signing of the Funding Agreement.  Activities will commence on 4 January 2011 in line with the project plan.

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