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ESFA picks 13 firms for regional projects on £8bn framework

Bowmer & Kirkland, Morgan Sindall, and Styles & Wood are among the 13 contractors named on regional lots of the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s £8bn national framework.

The framework is divided in 22 lots by region and project value, with two lots specifically for the North West, and one covering projects across the North of England.

The four-year framework will start on 27 November this year and will support the ESFA’s school building programme, as well as being available for schools and local authorities to procure their own building projects.

The medium value lot for the North West covers projects worth between £4.5m and £12m. Five firms have been chosen for this lot: Bouygues, Bowmer & Kirkland, Henry Boot Construction, Interserve, and Morgan Sindall.

The other lot specifically for the North West covers projects up to £4.5m. Four firms have been chosen: Eric Wright, Galliford Try, Kier, and Styles & Wood.

A larger Northern lot, which covers projects valued at more than £12m across the North West, North East, and Yorkshire, also forms part of the framework. Bam, Carillion, Galliford Try, Kier, Wates, and Willmott Dixon have been named on this lot.

The packages will replace the ESFA’s current national and regional contractors’ framework.

Last month, Bam secured a major school project in the region via the ESFA – a £19m development next to Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form College.

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