The Old Library, Liverpool – Heritage interpretation design & installation tender opportunity
February 21, 2020
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March 30, 2020

Tender: Travelling exhibition design and build Unlocking the Severn: Worcester, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury

Unlocking the Severn is a large and ambitious £20m project led by Canal & River Trust, delivered in partnership with Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural England and collaboration and support from a variety of stakeholder groups and community organisations. It runs from 2018 to 2021 with major funding grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and EU LIFE Programme.

Unlocking the Severn is based around capital works to remove historic barriers at six sites on the River Severn and its main tributary, the Teme. The courageous shad (a herring species) will return to the upper reaches of the river and spawn and flourish in large numbers once more. We will open 253km of river for migrating fish, and work towards a sustainable future for the United Kingdom’s longest river.

We require a multidisciplinary exhibition design agency who can bring exhibition design, AV, build and installation experience to lead on the delivery of the travelling exhibition which will tour to The Hive in Worcester, Enginuity at Ironbridge and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The successful contractor will need to work in consultation with the team.

The budget for the exhibition is between £70-£80,000 with a further £10,000-£15,000 to develop / add some elements for Enginuity and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

To request a tender pack with the brief and supporting information, please contact Beth Wilson,

Tender schedule:
Site visit at the Hive, Worcester: 3-5pm Wednesday 11th March and 9-11am Thursday 12th March
Clarification submissions : 5pm, 16th March
Clarification response: 17th March
Tender Submission: 12 noon, 23rd March
Potential interviews: 24-26th March
Contract Award: 26th March
Kick off meeting: 31st March

The tender return date is 12 noon, Monday 23rd March.