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Galliford Try bags £350m of framework places

Galliford Try has been appointed to three new frameworks worth a total of £350 million.

In a stock market announcement this morning the housebuilder and contractor said it had been named on the £300m A2Dominion new build affordable Housing framework, the £30m Environment Agency Extension and £20m worth of highway maintenance work for East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

The A2Dominion framework includes 13 other contractors and lasts four years.

Galliford Try is one of nine contractors appointed for projects worth £10m and upwards, and one of 14 for the £5-10m bracket.

Galliford Try Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “Galliford Try has a long track record and a growing business in contracting for affordable housing registered providers.  We are delighted to have the opportunity of working with A2 Dominion as part of their new framework agreement.”

The Environment Agency framework includes flood defence, waterways and water resoureces capital works in England and Wales.

Galliford Try is one of six core contractors on the framework and expects to secure around £30m worth of work until its conclusion in March 2013.

The company was initially appointed to the framework in May 2007.

Three schemes are currently on site at Wakefield, Wigan and Banbury.

 Mr Fitzgerald said:  “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with the Environment Agency through this significant framework extension which we expect will provide a steady flow of work over the period.”

 The first of the highways maintenance contracts consists of three framework lots of re-surfacing, traffic management and carriageway markings work for existing client, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The second contract is for a new client, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and covers highway maintenance minor works to carriageways, footways and structures.

Mr Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and to secure new business from Stoke-on-Trent City Council. These awards demonstrate the spread of our expertise in highways as part of our civil engineering business.”

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