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Host of big names chosen for Cumbria framework

Cumbria County Council has chosen firms including 5plus, Aecom, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll, and WSP for its £12m professional services framework.

The framework includes a wide range of professional services, including infrastructure planning, building surveying, architecture, and civil engineering.

Cumbria has chosen eight companies for its two architecture lots, which cover packages of below £100,000 and works over £100,000.

5plus, Align Property Partners, Architects Plus, and NPS Property Consultants won a spot on both lots, while Day Cummins, Howard Litchfield Partnership, Mott MacDonald and WYG secured a place on the lot covering projects over £100,000.

WYG and Mott MacDonald was also successful on the civil engineering lots, sharing a spot with other consultants including Ramboll, Aecom, WSP, Jacobs, Global Partnering Solutions, and Capita.

The civils packages were again split across two lots, covering projects over £100,000 and projects under £100,000. WYG, WSP, Capita, and Mott MacDonald all secured a place on both lots.

Capita, WSP, WYG, Jacobs, Aecom, Arup, and Mott MacDonald were all chosen for a spot on the infrastructure planning lot covering projects above £100,000, while WSP, WYG, and Capita secured a place on the lower-value lot of schemes below £100,000.

Adding to their wins on the architecture lots, Align and NPS also secured a place on the building surveying package, alongside Day Cummins, Rider Levett Bucknall, Elvet Construction Consultants, WYG, Aecom, Atkins, and WSP.

Day Cummins, WSP, and Align secured a place on both lots, which cover the same value bands as the other packages. In its sole win on the framework, Atkins secured a place on the lower-value building surveying lot.

Earlier this year, the University of Cumbria also named firms for its consultant and architecture framework, which is expected to be worth around £1.5m a year. Winning architects included Ainsley Gommon; Day Architectural; and Gilling Dod, while WYG also secured a place on the quantity surveying and M&E lots.

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