Chartered Institute of Building Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building


Bomb disposal experts wanted by top housing association

13 August 2020

The housing association London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) has launched a process to appoint a consultant to a £2m contract bomb disposal framework.

L&Q houses 250,000 in more than 95,000 homes across London and is tendering for the provision for the unexploded ordnance survey consultancy for its new-build contracts to ensure that they comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

L&Q is expected to invite up to 10 candidates to bid as part of a two-stage tender process for the four-year deal.

More than 28,000 bombs were dropped in the Greater London alone between 7 October and 6 June 1941, according to the Bomb Sight project.  

Bombs are still discovered on construction sites on a regular basis. In 2018, London City airport was closed by an unexploded WWII bomb in the nearby Docklands area.