Lift refurbishment

It is the intention of Southampton City Council to enter into a Qualifying Long Term Agreement (QLTA) in respect of which we are required to consult with leaseholders who will be required, under the terms of their lease, to contribute through their service charge account to the costs incurred under the QLTA.

A 'Qualifying Long Term Agreement' is defined by Section 20ZA Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and applies where the duration of a contract will exceed 12 months and where the contribution of any of leaseholder exceeds £100 in any accounting period.

The works/service to be provided under the agreement are as follows

The works consist of refurbishing the lifts and associated works and a service agreement for the lifts for 12 months after completion of all of the works

We consider it necessary to enter into the agreement because:

The lifts have deteriorated and parts are becoming obsolete. There have also been an increasing number of breakdowns and there is a significant risk that replacement parts will be required that are not readily available on the market place. As a result. further breakdowns are likely to occur within your block of flats. Please note that buildings need regular maintenance to maintain their integrity.  The intended contract will ensure that our stock is maintained to an appropriate level, which, in turn, will benefit leaseholders in maintaining the value of their asset on re-sale.

The initial notification consultation period is now over. Observations received during this time will be published on this page soon.

Copies of a more detailed description of the works/services to be provided under the agreement may be inspected at Southampton City Council, Ground Floor, East Wing, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY. Should you wish to view the documents at our offices, please email for an appointment time between the hours of 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.


You are not being invited to propose contractors from who we should try to obtain an estimate.  This is because the proposed agreement require public advertisement within the European Union. This is done by placing a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Where there is a recognised Tenant/Resident's Association we have written and sent a copy of this notice to the Secretary.

You do not have to raise any observations in response to this consultation. However, if you do wish to do so these must be received, in writing, within the 30 day consultation period. Any comments/observations or nominations received after this date will not be considered.

Notice of Proposals

Document Type Size
0. Instructions to Bidderspdf328.9 KB
1.0 Preliminaries/General Conditionspdf1.2 MB
1.1 Contract Timetable Illustrationpdf104.5 KB
2.1 Lift Performance Specification 2019pdf600.8 KB
2.2 Lift Electrical Particular Specification 2019pdf284.9 KB
2.3 Standard Electrical Specification for Electrical Servicespdf1.4 MB
2.4.1 Callout and Maintenance Contract Agreementpdf154.1 KB
3.0 Pre-Tender Information Packpdf780.1 KB
3.1 Southampton City Council Asbestos Policypdf2.6 MB
3.3 Electrical Test Certificate for Shirley Towers (26/11/2018)pdf1.5 MB
3.3 Electrical Test Certificate for Redbridge Towers (26/11/2018)pdf1.5 MB
3.3 Electrical Test Certificate - Albion Towers (27/11/2018)pdf1.5 MB
3.4 Ethical Procurement Policypdf74.2 KB
4.0 Contract Sum Analysis - Lift Replacementsxlsx219.2 KB
Service Quality Questionnairepdf265.9 KB
6 Form of Tenderpdf86.5 KB

Asbestos Survey - Albion Towers

Document Type Size
Albion Towers - Surveyors Note 1pdf50.8 KB
Albion Towers - Surveyors Note 2pdf46.3 KB
Albion Towers Asbestos Surveypdf769.0 KB
Albion Towers Ground Floor Planpdf101.3 KB
Albion Towers Floor 1 Planpdf258.3 KB
Albion Towers Floor 2 Planpdf338.9 KB
Albion Towers Floor 3 Planpdf271.0 KB
Albion Towers Floor 4 Planpdf316.7 KB
Albion Towers Floor 5 Planpdf265.5 KB
Albion Towers Floor 6 Planpdf316.3 KB
Albion Towers Floor 7 Planpdf270.9 KB
Albion Towers Floor 8 Planpdf315.1 KB
Albion Towers Floor 9 Planpdf264.5 KB
Albion Towers Floor 10 Planpdf310.7 KB
Albion Towers Floor 11 Planpdf261.9 KB
Albion Towers Floor 12 Planpdf313.0 KB
Albion Towers Floor 13 Planpdf266.3 KB
Albion Towers Floor 14 Planpdf314.8 KB
Albion Towers Floor 15 Planpdf268.0 KB
Albion Towers Roof Planpdf54.1 KB

Asbestos Survey - Redbridge Towers

Document Type Size
Redbridge Towers - Surveyors Note 1pdf63.7 KB
Redbridge Towers - Surveyors Note 2pdf59.8 KB
Redbridge Towers Asbestos Surveypdf629.9 KB
Redbridge Towers Ground Floor Planpdf550.1 KB
Redbridge Towers Floors 1-19 Planpdf358.3 KB
Redbridge Towers Roof Planpdf273.4 KB

Asbestos Survey - Shirley Towers

Document Type Size
Shirley Towers - Surveyors Note 1pdf46.7 KB
Shirley Towers - Surveyors Note 2pdf49.6 KB
Shirley Towers Asbestos Surveypdf682.8 KB
Shirley Towers Ground Floor Planpdf300.3 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 1 Planpdf281.2 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 2 Planpdf313.5 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 3 Planpdf282.8 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 4 Planpdf322.7 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 5 Planpdf281.6 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 6 Planpdf334.1 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 7 Planpdf283.8 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 8 Planpdf322.2 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 9 Planpdf287.4 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 10 Planpdf317.5 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 11 Planpdf280.7 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 12 Planpdf324.3 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 13 Planpdf289.9 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 14 Planpdf323.8 KB
Shirley Towers Floor 15 Planpdf286.2 KB
Shirley Towers Roof Planpdf514.4 KB
Shirley Towers Additional Photographspdf562.5 KB