University Of Cumbria

University of Cumbria picks architect and consultant team

The University of Cumbria has chosen a team of 17 consultants and architects to help deliver construction works across its estate worth around £1.5m per year.

The framework includes M&E consultants, architects, CDM advisors, and quantity surveyors, and covers the University’s properties and potential new builds in Ambleside, Barrow, Carlisle, Lancaster, and Workington.

It is expected to run between 2018 and 2021.

The University has picked five architects, whittled down from a list of 18 bidders. The winning practices are Ainsley Gommon Architects; Day Architectural; Gilling Dod; JMArchitects; and McLean Architects. The architecture package is worth around £180,000 in total.

Winners on the quantity surveying framework, worth £84,000, are Keelagher Okey Klein; McGowan Miller; RNJ Partnerships; Thornber & Walker; and WYG. The winners were selected from a longlist of 19 companies.

WYG has also won a place on the M&E consultancy lot, worth nearly £170,000, alongside fellow consultants Harley Haddow; JCP; NPS Property Consultants; and TACE.

The final lot, covering CDM advisors, was won by Frank Whittle Partnership; Keelagher Okey Klein; McGowan Miller Construction Consultants; NPS Consulting; and Watts Group. All the winners were selected from a longlist of 14 firms.

Recent developments in the University’s estate include the £9m Sentamu Building at its Lancaster campus, which was officially opened in September 2017. It was designed by JMArchitects.

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