Ministry of Law calls construction tender for Red Dot Traffic Building restoration project

People crossing the road between Maxwell Chambers and the Red Dot Traffic Building.
People crossing the road between Maxwell Chambers and the Red Dot Traffic Building.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) called a tender on Tuesday (Feb 28) for construction services to restore the current Red Dot Traffic Building on 28 Maxwell Road.

MinLaw will take over the building as part of its plans to expand Maxwell Chambers, the integrated dispute resolution complex next door.

The tender exercise will close on April 4.

MinLaw will evaluate the tender through a two-envelope process for quality and price. Tenderers will require a proven track record in restoration work for a conserved building.

The tenderer's financial health will be critical to the tender evaluation.

Said the ministry's deputy secretary Han Kok Juan: "Since we announced the restoration project at the start of this year, we have received queries from many construction firms.We expect healthy response to this tender."

Mr Han, who also chairs the project's steering committee, added: "As this is a prominent conserved building, we hope to find a firm that would be sensitive to its rich heritage, and have the expertise to help us execute our vision to restore and transform it into a premier dispute resolution complex that will put Singapore on the world map."

The restoration project will add 120,000 sq ft of space to Maxwell Chambers and triple its size. It will include restoring 28 Maxwell Road's facade to its former off-white colour and repairing and restoring the building's timber louvre windows.

Works are projected to end in the first quarter of 2019.