Future opportunity

PIN - Market Engagement for Contract for The Development of Chester and Delamere Street Carparks, Crewe

  • Cheshire East Borough Council

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2023/S 000-025640

Published 31 August 2023, 2:49pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Cheshire East Borough Council

Westfields, Middlewich Road


CW11 1HZ


Mrs Victoria Adjekum




+44 1270686440


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKD62 - Cheshire East

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

PIN - Market Engagement for Contract for The Development of Chester and Delamere Street Carparks, Crewe

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45000000 - Construction work

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Cheshire East Council is seeking to appoint a single development partner for the residential development of two sites within Crewe town centre – Delamere Street and Chester Street. Development partners will be required to submit proposals for both sites for their tender to be evaluated. Cheshire East Council are seeking submissions which can evidence a clear approach to planning, development and management of mostly affordable housing, as the developers will be required to manage and maintain the properties. The successful partner will be expected to progress the proposed development through the planning process at their own cost and risk. Cheshire East retain the right not to award the contract and withdraw the sites and the opportunity. Both sites are located within Crewe town centre and are currently used as local authority car parks. Cheshire East Council will undertake the required process to declare the car parks surplus and these will be transferred to the successful bidder on receipt of planning permission. Once developed, these two sites will form part of the wider regeneration of Crewe town centre, which has been progressed by Cheshire East Council over recent years.

The ambition is to create a vibrant residential area within the centre of Crewe, which will incorporate both family housing and an extra care home, transforming the perception and liveability of the urban housing market in the town. The vision is to establish a residential environment, in which people aspire to reside, enriching the houses offer within the location and complimenting the historical railway cottages. The residential area will also see the establishment of shared spaces and public realm. The development will be an exemplar proposal, which will showcase the art of the possible within a town centre location, demonstrating longevity and creativity.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 50000000 - Repair and maintenance services
  • 70330000 - Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKD62 - Cheshire East

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Th Council is issuing this PIN notice as a means to advertise a market engagement event to be held by Microsoft Teams on 26th September 2023 13:00-14:00. We welcome feedback from the market on the council's ambitions for the site and wish to gauge the level of interest and address any issues with the specification. The intention is to hold a competitive procedure with negotiation commencing in October 2023.

If you wish to find out more information please express an interest in opportunity DN672150 on www.the-chest.org.uk where you can review the draft specification. If you wish to attend the market engagement event, please email victoria.adjekum@cheshireeast.gov.uk with the email addresses of required delegates so an invitation can be issued.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

31 August 2023

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

The Council intends to proceed to procurement in October 2023, however makes no guarantees that this PIN will be followed with a Contract Notice or tender.

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is an indication of potential future procurement activity and is subject to change. The PIN is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process and is not a commitment to procure anything. The Council is keen to explore all options or solutions that may be currently available in the market and would like to engage with potential providers.