July 18, 2018

Safe Regeneration picks firms for its £200m framework


A swathe of firms across the North West have been picked by Safe Regeneration for its £200m framework, with winners including big hitters Morgan Sindall and Robertson alongside SMEs across architecture, construction, and the built environment.

Bootle-based Safe Regeneration focuses on community and heritage projects; business enterprise support; community-based landscape, habitat and ecological projects; and training.

The framework is split into 15 lots covers house building, general construction, design services, refurbishment and project management.

Among the winners were Preston-based FWP, which won places on six lots including construction design management, project manager, structural engineer and quantity surveyor.

Rochdale-based contractor the Casey Group secured three lots including housebuilding, general construction and refurbishment.

The £200m framework by Bootle-based Safe Regeneration will cover a number of different disciplines, including housing, health, community care, education and local authority sectors across the North West, Yorkshire & Humberside, Wales and Scotland.

Contracts for work through the framework will be on a lot by lot basis with the option for mini-competition or direct appointment. Mini-competitions will be weighted towards technical ability, followed by cost.

Five Liverpool practices including Brock Carmichael Architects, Edge Architects, KKA Architecture, Mersey Design Group and Unit3 Design Studio scooped places on the architectural services lot.

The framework attracted notable interest from SME’s, with 16 of the 19 firms bidding for work on the general construction lot comprising of small businesses. Of the 20 firms to bid for architectural services, 18 were SMEss.

Major firms which also scooped places include Morgan Sindall, Robertson, Vinci and architects BDP.


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