£1.8bn North West Framework Winners Credit Veronica White via Unsplash

#2 Feb Update: £1.8bn Framework Winners, New CEO at Taylor Wimpey, BPH Attachments New Site, £800m London Development, £7bn DfE Winners

£1.8bn North West Framework Winners

Graham and Galliford Try contractors are the largest winners of 28 firms for projects up to £500k starting in April. Bowmer & Kirkland, Graham, Kier, McAlpine and Wates won new places in £30m+ category alongside existing suppliers BAM, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon. 100 projects have been delivered across 5 bands in Oldham Council for public sector projects.

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New CEO at Taylor Wimpey

New CEO Taylor Wimpey Credit Wiki Commons

Jennie Daly will take the top job in April in an internal promotion. She joined Taylor Wimpey 8 years ago from Redrow and prior to that Westbury and local authority and council planning roles.

Award-winning wearable technology

North London Heat and Power Project deployed beable® Wearable to keep workers safe and productive; it facilitates physical distancing as well as interaction tracking. Co-developed by Electronic Media Services and COMIT Projects and funded by Innovate UK, the new technology has been well received and plans to further rollout with greater functionality are underway. 

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BPH Attachments in Edmonton

BPH London Site Credit Jason Jarrach via Unsplash

BPH attachments opened a new depot in Edmonton in January. It supplies specialist hydraulic excavator attachments the Prodem range, LaBounty Shears, OilQuick couplers, Dynaset magnets, Auger Torque augers and Berti flails and mulchers.

January Construction Boom

Construction grew at the fastest pace for 6 months in January due to post Omicron boom and supply chain issues resolving. It’s not all good news – rising energy, transport and raw materials prices nevertheless the Purchasing Managers Index for construction, manufacturing and services reported a 0.8 point rise.

£800m London Acton Gardens Go-Ahead

Acton Gardens

L&Q and Countryside backed by Ealing Council planners were granted planning permission with development expected to commence in July and conclude in 2024. The 52-acre estate on the site of the South Acton estate will contain 3,500 mixed new homes with 50% affordable status.

Henry Brothers appointed to Department for Education Construction Framework

Constructor Henry Brothers has been appointed to the Department for Education’s Framework to deliver projects from £6million to £12million in the East of England. Nationally worth an eye-watering £7bn, Bam Construct, Kier and Willmott Dixon and 26 other contractors will fulfil 22 lots over 4 years. The purpose of the framework will be school building programmes and local authority projects.