A Leeds based architecture practice has been selected onto a high-profile framework, which will see it able to bid for a share of £10.4million worth of social housing and public sector work.
Brewster Bye Architects has been chosen as one of 70 appointed consultants by EN:Procure, the specialist procurement arm of social housing consortium Efficiency North Holdings Limited. The new Consultancy Framework received unprecedented levels of interest, with over 600 tenders received from consultants operating across the North and East Midlands.
Earlier this year Brewster Bye Architects was also selected from over 720 bids by nationwide suppliers, contractors and consultants, to become part of another new housing framework responsible for £750m worth of building works planned for the north of England over the next four years, when it was chosen as one of just 17 consultants for the new Innovation Chain North (ICN) framework in the West region, and one of 15 in the East region.
The EN:Procure framework will provide a full range of leading edge, cost effective, easily accessible consultancy services for Efficiency North’s membership and customers in the social housing and wider public sector in Northern England. Designed predominantly for social housing, it can also be applied to other public buildings or premises owned or managed by public sector organisations, including schools, universities, infrastructure sites, offices and a range of other buildings, in Yorkshire & Humber, the East Midlands and North West.
The framework has an estimated total value of £10.4million across its four-year lifetime with eight lots offering a range of construction-related consultancy services. EN:procure’s director of operations, Emma Mottram, commented: “Following a detailed and challenging test of so many tenderers’ capacity, competency and efficiency we are delighted to have achieved such a diverse offer in the Framework, with a mix of larger national practices as well as smaller local businesses. We are very much looking forward to working with them to find solutions that meet the needs of our members and their communities in the current challenging economic climate.”
Mark Henderson, from Brewster Bye Architects, said: “We work in all sectors but our projects in the affordable housing and public sectors have significantly increased in recent years. We are currently selected on 16 frameworks which means we will have the opportunity to play a part in the design and delivery of a significant number of much needed affordable homes across many areas of the UK. A lot of the successful projects that we have delivered to date have been recognised with industry award nominations and we feel very proud to be chosen to work with EN:Procure.”