Lancashire County Council and UCLan have started the search for construction partners to deliver an £80m programme of works over the next four years.
Lancashire County Council, UCLane, the Lancashire Police Authority, and Lancaster City Council have all issued a framework which will focus on existing sites, rather than new locations. Works are expected to include new-builds, construction, design, extension, adaptions, and refurbishments.
The framework is split across three lots; the first covering smaller projects up to £150,000; the second for works worth £100,000 to £750,000; and the third for larger schemes worth between £500,000 and £3m in value.
All four bodies expect to spend around £69m on the third lot, making in the largest of the three by some distance, while the three lots are expected to last for four years. It is expected that 12 companies will be appointed across all lots.
UCLan is currently undergoing a major overhaul of its estate, including the construction of a flagship student centre in Preston worth £32m. Contractor Bam is also on site building the university’s £30m engineering innovation centre, which is due to complete in early 2019.