Wates Construction has retained its place on the fourth generation Southern Construction Framework (SCF), which promises a potential £5.25bn pipeline of work across the South.
Securing a place on all three lots, Wates will continue to hold its place on the current framework until the end of April when the renewed framework comes into force. The lots cover South West England, South East England and London.
The successful appointment comes in the same month that Wates has been named finalist in the Constructing Excellence South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE) Awards for work carried out through the SCF – where it currently tops the list of contractors for customer satisfaction KPIs. Shortlisted in the Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Category, Wates has been selected for its work on Hammersmith Police Station.
Retaining a position on the SCF will expose Wates to a host of exciting projects across the South. The current generation framework has delivered over £2.5bn of public projects, adding more than £110m of value for 75 public sector clients across the South West, South East, and London. The framework is a joint initiative between Hampshire County Council and Devon County Council.
Andrew Riggs, Head of Government Sector at Wates, said:
“Our appointment to the fourth generation Southern Construction Framework is recognition of our success as an existing contractor partner as well as our place as a trusted framework contractor UK-wide. Not only do frameworks like the SCF encourage efficient procurement, they also help the industry to adopt a collaborative, best practice approach to all works.
“For this announcement to come at the same time as being named a SECBE finalist in the Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Category, demonstrates how much emphasis Wates places on delivering quality, community-focused projects every time. We’re very proud that this approach continues to be recognised.”
Steve Clow, assistant director property and facilities, Hampshire County Council said:
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of 11 contractors to the next generation of SCF. Our unique integrated team approach has helped to deliver significant benefits for Public Sector clients across the South of England.”
Wates Construction is one of 11 businesses appointed to SCF4 and one of six appointed to all three lots. The new framework will run for four years.
Examples of previous works undertaken through the SCF framework include: Palace of Westminster Fire Safety Upgrade Project, Milbank House for Parliamentary Estates, Dunstable Leisure Centre for Central Bedfordshire Council and the award-shortlisted Hammersmith Police Station project.