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Luton Construction Meet the Buyer Event

Wednesday 17th January at 9:30 am

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If you are interested in joining us for our meet the buyer event presented by The Stage, please feel free to join us on Wednesday 17th January 2024 from 9.30am.

Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd and Luton Council would like to offer local businesses the opportunity to join the upcoming Construction Meet the Buyer event focusing on “The Stage” development.  You will also be able to hear from and meet a range of other developers and contractors from projects across the Borough.

This event is free of charge to local businesses.

This event will include deeper focus on the following packages (Supply and installation):

  • Groundworks – Package Value £5m – £6m
  • Fire Protection – Package Value £600k – £800k
  • Metalwork – Package Value £100k – £120k
  • Brick & Blockwork – Package Value £280k – £340k
  • Drylining, Partitioning and Ceilings – Package Value £6.4m – £7.8m
  • External Steel Doors – Package Value £130k – £160k
  • External Doors (Auto) – Package Value £40k – £50k
  • Carpentry – Package Value £1.6m – £2.0m
  • Painting and Decorating – Package Value £830k – £1m
  • Mastic – Package Value £80k – £90k
  • Soft Flooring – Package Value £950k – £1.1m
  • Screeding – Package Value £130k – £150k
  • Tiling – Package Value £20k – £30k
  • Street Furniture – Package Value £650k – £790k
  • FFE – Package Value £200k – £250k
  • Kitchens – Package Value £1.3m – £1.6m
  • Soft Landscaping – Package Value £550k – £670k
  • Fencing – Package Value £60k – £80K

(The above package values are subject to change and should only be used as a guide at this stage)

As well as information on The Stage and how to register on the procurement portal, we will also be giving details on other current and upcoming developments in the area including Power Court (mixed use including football stadium), local council led Housing Developments, upcoming works with Luton Airport and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Extension. There will also be in-depth sessions in the afternoon focusing on upcoming contracts plus opportunities to find out more about support for your business from the University, Luton Council and other partners.

Key meeting details:

Event: Construction Meet the Buyer

Date: 17th January 2024

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Venue: University of Bedfordshire, Post Grad Centre, 1 Vicarage St, Luton LU1 3HZ


To register please email with full contact details, to include the name of attendees (restricted to 2 per business), business name, address, contact email and phone number.

Prior to the meeting you will be sent additional details of the afternoon workshops and the details of upcoming contracts to be addressed.

Registering on the Local Supply Chain Procurement Portal

Please see the following link to create an account on the Local Supply Chain portal: Local Supply Chain | Sign Up. Please note, that you are not required to register for a green profile in order to access opportunities for this job, an amber profile will suffice.

If you would like to learn more about the system, and for guidance on use please refer to our SCF LSC pages.

The Stage development

The latest project the council is pleased to be able to bring to the market in the town centre is ‘The Stage’. This project is a crucial element of our Town Centre Masterplan, not only will it create many new homes and community facilities once complete but will also create opportunities for the local economy and local businesses throughout its delivery.

This exciting £100m, mixed-use development is benefiting from £20m of funding from the government Levelling Up Fund (LUF). Enabling works are programmed to commence in summer 2024 with main construction following on later that year and completing in Q4 2026.

The development comprises

  • 292 apartments in two blocks
  • Six story stand-alone stage building. Top four floors are grade A offices whilst the bottom two contain a new music focused venue (600 standing) for the town centre with food court and studio rooms for hire.
  • A 280 space bicycle hub for the town centre
  • A new public square opposite to railway station next to the Starbucks.

The Stage location

Situated next door to the Power Court site where Premiership Football Club Luton Town will build its brand new stadium and residential development is the Bute Street Shoppers Car Park.

This 1.4 hectare site is highly accessible being located next to the railway station, central bus station and taxi rank. Situated on the edge of the HAT district and opposite the Hat Factory Arts Centre with the shopping mall is only two hundred metres away.


Wednesday 17th January
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Stage


Private: University of Bedfordshire
Vicarage Street
Luton, LU1 3JU United Kingdom
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