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BBC invites eight for building framework

The BBC has invited eight contractors and 37 firms overall through to the next stage of its competition to appoint a building team to maintain and upgrade all 140 properties which make up its estate.
Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Inviron, ISG InteriorExterior, John Sisk & Son, Kier, Mansell and Overbury all made it through to the next stage of the competition to become a BBC framework contractor.

Three quarters of the BBC's property is in London with the remainder across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The contracts is expected to run for four years starting in April 2006. The BBC advertised the contract in the Official Journal of the European Union in June.

A shortlist of designers, quantity surveyors, project managers and structural engineers has also been drawn up including: Capita Symonds, Faber Maunsell, Hoare Lea, Jacobs Engineering, Arup, Scott Wilson, White Young Green, BDP, DEGW, Gensler, HOK, TP Bennett Architects, Faithful & Gould, Currie & Brown, Cyril Sweett, Davis Langdon, Gardiner and Theobald, Northcrofts, Bovis Lend lease, Dearle & Henderson, Gleeds, Hornagold and Hills, Johnson Controls, Mace ad Turner and Townsend.

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