Galliford Try appointed to universities’ £750m building framework project

Galliford Try has secured a place on a six-year £750m framework to deliver building projects for universities across the north-east of England.

 Managed by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC), the major capital projects framework will be used by five of the region’s leading higher education institutions at Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.

The agreement encompasses works contracts above the OJEU threshold (£4.1m net construction cost). Several of the member universities’ capital projects exceed £20 million in value.

Cliff Wheatley, Managing Director of Galliford Try Building in the north-east and Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to participate in this efficient form of procurement and for the opportunity to further strengthen our presence across the north-east and in the higher education sector.”

Frank Rowell, Head of Consortium, NEUPC said: “This is the first time a higher education purchasing consortium has tendered a framework of this scale and complexity and demonstrates our ability to provide relevant and high quality procurement resources to university estates departments. Our members are now able to access purchasing agreements that cover the majority of estates activity.” 

The CGI shows the innovation centre at Newcastle University, one of the first opportunities on the framework.