Six consultants picked for University of Manchester framework

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.

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I very much hope the role of Planning Consultant for these projects will be tendered for shortly………

By Big Nige

Funny that any mention of the University’s flagship and largest construction project currently on-site, the £350 million Manchester Engineering Campus Development by Balfour Beatty, has been missed out from the article

By Anonymous

Good one Big Nige

By Junior

But Big Nige, I thought everyone knew there was only one on any project of size??!

By MancLad

We always talk about the big contractors ..generating employment …never the individual who drives the success of others … People drive the economy not industry …which is just a vehicle of slavery to the underskill.

By Anonymous

I imagine only one Planning Consultantcy has a chap on their Board and on the University’s. My money is on them getting it.

By Bert

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