Seddon have been named among the winning contractors to have been chosen for the North West Construction Hub’s (NWCH) high-value framework.
Under the refreshed framework, the three lots are split by value: the first covers projects between £8m and £15m; the second covers works ranging between £15m and £35m; and the third includes works worth more than £35m. Seddon have secured a place on the roster for lots one and two.
The new deal replaces the existing high value framework which is held by Bam and covers projects across the North West worth more than £9m.
Peter Jackson, managing director of Seddon said: “The NWCH framework is delivering key projects across the North West, and we’re delighted to have been awarded a place as it will allow us to build on our local employment and skills projects increasing the number of apprentices and trainees in the region.”
Since its establishment in 2009, the NWCH has delivered around 300 projects for around 80 clients, covering a construction value of more than £1.5bn. Projects have been completed across Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, and Cheshire through the framework.
North West Construction Hub framework lead Joanna Chomeniuk said: “Congratulations to all the contractors who have been successful in getting onto the 3rd generation of the High Value Framework. Feedback from the assessors was that the calibre of tender responses was excellent, and it is very exciting to see some new names join our existing partners.
“We are very much looking forward to working with everyone to make this new framework even more of a success than previously. There are already some interesting projects lined up with clients who have been eagerly awaiting this announcement.”
NWCH is also re-procuring its medium value framework, which covers projects between £2m and £9m, after starting soft market testing earlier this year. Seddon is one of the contractors currently on the framework.