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Florida State University invitation to negotiate on the Arena District Hotel & Convention Centre

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Johnson Consulting is assisting Florida State University on a New Urban Development district, including a hotel and Conference Center, in Downtown Tallahassee. Below is further information on this opportunity:




Real Estate Development Opportunities


Florida State University (“FSU“) seeks responses from a qualified Developer(s) to construct and operate various components of a new Arena District development (“The Development”). The Development site is located in the bustling heart of Tallahassee, located between the Florida State Capitol Complex and the campuses of Florida State University (“FSU”) and Florida A&M University (“FAMU“).

FSU and its local partners envision a vibrant, connected, and mixed-use University and City District. This new Arena District will include a conference and convention centre, a full service hotel and restaurants/retail space. The Development will host a wide variety of clientele including residents of the surrounding community, visitors, graduates and friends of the universities, and nationally and internationally renowned figures from the fields of politics, sports, the sciences, literature and the arts.

The proposed site program totals between 700,000 and 800,000 gross square feet (GSF), and could stretch to as much as 1 million GSF. The Development will serve as an enhancement and addition to existing FSU facilities and should reflect a design and ambiance congruent with the campus aesthetic objectives. The Development is anchored by the recently renovated Donald L. Tucker Civic Center and will be soon be co-anchored by the FSU College of Business.

Over the last two years, FSU has worked with a consulting team led by Strategic Planning Group, Inc. and supported by Moore Communications Group, among others, who have prepared the feasibility, programming, financing and predevelopment services for the USD$300m+, 25-acre District.

To review the current proposals and reports, including a proposed Arena District Master Plan, visit: Also, once downloaded, please send an email with your contact information to to register for addenda.

FSU is interested in hearing a variety of creative and financially attractive approaches from Respondents. Qualified developers may submit development proposals for one or more of the planned components:

  •  Hotel: The full service hotel will add a highly desired service component to the community. The number of rooms and suites in this facility will be determined by the overall program developed for this site.
  • Convention Centre: The opportunity exists, if creatively and carefully designed, to construct a truly unique convention center that will attract local, regional and national conference and convention business.
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Retail Space: Restaurants and retail space will span over 42,000 GSF.
  • Parking: Recommended construction of a 1,250+ space parking garage to satisfy projected demands.

The information requested in the ITN is required by 1:00 PM EST on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. A copy of the ITN 5750-1 and other related project information can be obtained online at:

No telephone enquiries will be accepted.



Sincerely,Charles Johnson IV

C.H Johnson Consulting, Inc.

6 E. Monroe St. 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603


Contest opens to build new GBP£90m Bristol Arena

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Bristol City Council has begun the search for a contractor to build its planned c.GBP£90m events arena.

The Bristol Arena is a 12,000-capacity performance venue that is due to be located close to Bristol Temple Meads station on Arena Island – the former diesel depot site. The Arena will be a catalyst for development in the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and will attract millions of pounds of investment to the city region.

Bristol City Council has published a contract notice in the Official Journal of the EU for a contractor to take on construction of the new arena (expected to cost in the region of GBP£65m to GBP£98m) and hopes to have a contractor in place by this July.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), is also investing GBP£11m to build a new bridge across the river from Cattlemarket Road and has commissioned a masterplan for the whole site to show how lively streets, public spaces and large and small buildings could complement an arena.

According to the Brief, which is available on The Construction, Bristol City Council is in the process of appointing a multi-disciplinary design team that will be novated to the Design and Build contractor during RIBA work Stage 3 or 4. The Council wishes to appoint a suitable Design and Build contractor to complete the design and construct the arena and associated works, including hard and soft landscaping, roads and car parking, computers, telecommunication, Wi-Fi, mechanical, electrical installations, including stage and acoustics works and the installation of the Arena operator’s facilities through a two-stage design and build procurement process. During stage 1 of the design and build process (the Pre-Construction Agreement), Bristol City Council reserves the right to select a Reserve Bidder. Further details about the Reserve Bidder position will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents. A bidder’s day, at which more information about the project will be disclosed, is planned for January 28, 2015. Attendance is by invitation only and anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to contact Andrea Vasconcelos by email at the earliest opportunity to book a place:

Latest developments

  • The funding package for the Arena was agreed by Bristol City Council’s Full Council in February 2014
  • A Preferred Bidder, SMG in partnership with Live Nation, has been selected to operate the Arena
  • Five design teams (highlighted below) have been shortlisted to participate in the second stage of the RIBA Design Competition and a team will be selected in March 2015
  • Allies and Morrison Architects have been appointed to shape the creative vision for the Arena Island site where Bristol’s new arena will be located
  • Work is underway on a transport strategy for the Arena

Work will start on site early in 2016 and the Arena is due to open in 2017.

As previously reported, the five shortlisted design teams competing are:

  • Grimshaw, Manica Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, M-E Engineers and Neil Woodger Acoustics
  • IDOM (in collaboration with Foreman Roberts and Nagata Acoustics)
  • Populous / Feilden Clegg Bradley / Buro Happold / Vanguardia
  • White Arkitekter with Arup
  • Wilkinson Eyre with Arup

For the full bidding details of the main construction contract, see Contract Leads section on The Construction

Bids requested for the fit-out of hospitality areas at London Olympic Stadium

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The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has posted a request for tenders (RFT) for the ‘Stadium Fit-Out of Hospitality Areas (Works Contractor)’ at the revamped Olympic Stadium. The full RFT can be viewed on the CompeteFor website by entering the reference code: 33Y33K6Y2Z.

The procurement is for the construction of the fit-out elements of the new hospitality areas within the Stadium that was used to host the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The fit-out works are part of the overall transformation programme to convert the Stadium to the new home of West Ham United Football Club, UK Athletics and to host major sport and non-sporting events.

The project will comprise of the fit-out to four floors of the West Stand of the Stadium. The hospitality areas include 8,501m² of interior space, comprising approximately 3,101m² of lounges, 400m² of private boxes, 1,800m² of hospitality concourse, 3,200m² of circulation, toilets and ancillary areas.

The Works include, but are not limited to, the supply and installation of wall, floor and ceilings finishes, bar joinery, second fix building engineering services, fixtures, fittings, graphics and signage, working within the Stadium Contractor’s working area. The successful contractor will be required to liaise with other contractors on-site for the location and detail of second fix services and interfacing programme of works.

Full details of the pre-qualification and evaluation criteria are provided in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and the invitation to tender documents, copies of which are available from the Supplying London portal. A full list of these criteria are at

The successful contractor will carry out the work in two phases, with part of the work to be completed in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The final phase of fit-out works will then resume in November 2015, with West Ham United FC to commence their tenancy from the 2016/17 football season.

Firms have until 14 October 2014 to complete PQQs.

Contracting Authority:
London Legacy Development Corporation
Level Ten, 1 Stratford Place, Montfichet Road, London, E20 1EJ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)203 2881800, Email:, URL:

Contact: Procurement, Attn: Suzanne Wightwick
Electronic Access & Submission URL:

Full details of the RFT can be found online at:

Image: London Olympic Stadium. Courtesy: