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Tender Document - Broad Street Head Offices
Comments by Midland Federation of Building Trades Employers
and Observations thereon by Birmingham Corporation
April 1932
 
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Following the appointment of T Cecil Howitt as architect for the erection of the Bank's new Head Offices in Broad Street, a tender document was created for issue to potential contractors. The conditions specified in the tender document were scrutinised by the Midland Federation of Building Trades Employers who made representations to the Bank, on behalf of their members, regarding those conditions. At a special meeting of the Bank's General Purposes Sub-Committee held on Wednesday, April 27th 1932, the Sub-Committee considered "representations which had been made on behalf of the Midland Federation of Building Trades Employers in regard to the Form of Tender, General Conditions, General Principles and Bills of Quantities in respect of the New Central Bank and Head Offices". Present for the discussions were:
 - representing the Bank: Alderman Barrow (in the Chair); Aldermen Poole and Simpson; Councillors Cooper and Gelling.
 - representing the Federation: Messrs S Guy Sapcote; Percy W Cox; J E Gray.
 - T Cecil Howitt (Architect) and W B Bond (Quantity Surveyor).
The comments of the Federation on various clauses or items in question, together with the observations of Birmingham Corporation / the Bank were summarised as follows:
 
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