Sector - Housing
Barking and Dagenham Be First framework awards
31 Jan 19
Three major contractors have been appointed to the Be First Development Framework Agreement Lot 2 by The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
McLaren Construction, Wates Residential and Willmott Dixon have been selected to be the main contractors for major projects over £10M. This is the second lot of appointments, with four contractors selected for Lot 1 – projects up to £20M.
The framework is designed to accelerate development and growth in the borough to benefit the residents of Barking and Dagenham. Creating affordable homes for local people is the main focus for the framework, alongside related infrastructure and local amenities.
Iain Ferguson, Commercial Director at Be First, said: “We are happy to announce the winners of Lot 2 of our Development Framework.
“We have now completed the set. These three winners and the four companies selected in Lot 1 are now part of our drive to deliver thousands of affordable homes for local people.
“It was an exhaustive selection process and the competition was fierce, but now we are able to pick up the pace of delivery to restore Barking and Dagenham to its historic position as the place for working Londoners to find a high quality affordable home.”
As part of the Lot 2 tender process McLaren Construction Ltd has been awarded the contract to build one of Be First’s flagship projects, Crown House.
Kevin Taylor, Chairman at McLaren, said: “Working in true partnership to deliver exceptional quality is something we do well. We also have an excellent track record in collaboration – with customers and the community – helping us to leave a positive legacy wherever we work.
“We look forward to working with Be First and the people of Barking and Dagenham to help bring to life the ambitions for the borough.”
Overall, the framework is worth up to £1Bn over the next four years.
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