Council tenders for Birkenhead scheme

Wirral Council is tendering for a single contractor to supply and install traffic guidance equipment as part of the plans for a new 95,000 sq ft Asda foodstore.

The Claughton Road car park in Birkenhead is being redeveloped into a superstore and the council has requirement for six signs for the scheme.

The £150,000 contract will be for a period of two years with an option of a third year for the supply and installation of variable message signs.

The council said it reserves the right to purchase up to six additional signs over the contract period and the new signs are to be added to an existing 32 signs around the borough, controlled by a Siemens Siespace system, to inform drivers of incidents, road works and events. In the future, the council said the signs may also be used for car park guidance.

At the start of the year, Pochin Developments moved B&M Retail from 238 Grange Road to a refurbished former Kwik Save unit on Claughton Road in Birkenhead, allowing for the demolition of properties on the corner of Grange Road and Catherine Street, owned by Pochin.

The £30m Asda store will front Grange Road and is due to be completed at the end of the year.

Deadline for submitting tenders is 12pm on Tuesday 20 September. Companies will need to register to the North West's local authority procurement portal website, The Chest.

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