Consultants including Aecom, Arup, and WSP have been chosen for a £1.5m, two-year framework to deliver environmental and sustainability services for the University of Manchester.
After 11 firms bid for the deal, the University has now picked six companies: Aecom; Arup; Buro Happold; Etude Consulting; JBA Consulting; and WSP.
The two-year framework is designed to provide advisory services on the University’s development and construction projects, and consultants will be appointed on a project-by-project basis by the University’s head of environmental sustainability.
There is also an option to extend the framework by a further two years.
It is the latest in a series of frameworks and consultancy packages that have been designed to support the University’s £1.2bn, 10-year estate regeneration plan, which is already underway.
In the last 12 months, the University has also procured a £6m asbestos and demolition survey framework, with winners including WYG.
Construction projects currently on-site include Laing O’Rourke’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, and a £55m overhaul of its business school, which is being led by Mace.
Laing O’Rourke has also been named main contractor on the University’s £150m, 170,000 sq ft Henry Royce Institute, which will act as the UK’s national institute for materials science research and innovation.