A contractor is being sought for a £9m project to refurbish and extend the grade 2-listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
The project is being funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and a range of other public and private sources.
Construction is expected to commence in March 2014 with sectional completion of the hall in October 2014 and practical completion of the entire project achieved in Spring 2015.
A pre-qualification exercise is being held to allow The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society to shortlist a maximum of seven providers to be invited to tender for the works to the building in Hope Street, Liverpool.
The Manchester office of Deloitte is managing the tender process on behalf of The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.
Architect Caruso St John was appointed last year to lead a design team of Max Fordham, mechanical and electrical engineers, Price & Myers, structural engineer, Threshold Acoustics and David Bonnett Associates, access consultant to develop the initial design phase.
Liverpool Philharmonic also appointed Drivers Jonas Deloitte as project managers and Simon Fenton Partnership as quantity surveyors and instructed law firm Hill Dickinson to handle the legal affairs associated with the refurbishment project.