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Contractors appointed to £1bn framework

Wates and Willmott Dixon have been appointed to a major £1bn framework agreement in London led by Haringey Council.

The London Construction Programme’s Major Works Construction Framework Agreement covers five sub-regions of London and will be open to all 33 London authorities.  

It will also be available to public-sector organisations, including police, firefighters, NHS trusts and social landlords.

The framework is expected to run until April 2019 and see the procurement of around £1bn per year of major construction works across education, leisure, care, health and housing.

Works that can be tendered through it are divided in to bands covering £100,000 to £999,999, £1m to £4.99m, and £5m-plus, with separate lots in each band for housing and education.

Wates head of government sector Andrew Riggs said: “Frameworks are an ever-increasing opportunity for public-sector organisations to make possible essential building works via efficient procurement routes.

“Wates’ place on the London Construction Programme’s new agreement adds to our increasing presence within regional frameworks – evidence of our expertise as a trusted contractor that is committed to creating true value for money for our clients.”

Last month, Wates was also appointed to all three lots of the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) for projects valued over £5m.

SCF replaces the former Construction Framework South-west and iESE South-east and London Construction Framework.

The newly formed SCF has a pipeline of work valued between £2.4bn and £3.9bn and is available to public-sector organisations in the South West, the South East and London.