Sector - Public Sector
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.
If you would like to read more articles like this then please click here.
More Public Sector News
- Whitepaper launch: Digital transformation within construction
22 Feb 19
Whitepaper launch: digital transformation within the construction industry.
- Government announces £22M investment in Plymouth link road
22 Feb 19
The transport secretary has announced a £22M investment into the Fonder Valley Plymouth link road.
- Leeds company credits business growth to HS2
21 Feb 19
Leeds based company Soil Engineering has credited its 35% business growth to its role in
Sector Press Releases
- UKIS 2018 : Keynote speakers announced
UKIS 2018 has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s event.
- Transforming infrastructure
The government has released new plans aimed at revolutionising British infrastructure and boosting the construction sector’s productivity.
- Record infrastructure investment
National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline has been published, which confirms over £600Bn of investment in UK infrastructure.
- The UK’s Leading Infrastructure & Supply Event
Connect with major infrastructure projects at the UK Infrastructure Show
- Infrastructure and Projects authority confirms presence at UKIS
BiP Solutions are pleased to announce a new partner for the UKIS event, the Infrastructure Projects Authority.
- Confidence suffers as activity stalls
The Vinden Partnership reacts to October's figures.
Sector Case Studies
- The Importance of Good Architectural Design
Our mental health is heavily influenced by the walls we spend our time within.
- Director – Trouble Ahead? What Are Your Options?
Running a company involved in the construction sector is hard work.
- Civic Centre – Ipswich
Over 15,000 tonnes of concrete were removed from site.
- Cargill project to renew exhausts of industrial fryers
Cargill commissioned ASAP Fire and Bryland Fire to design, supply and install a new system.
- Tennison Road Bridge
The brief was to demolish sections of the bridge over a series of weekend possessions.
- Bridge 404 – Felixstowe to Nuneaton Loop
A three-span steel bridge had to be replaced over the River Gipping.