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Bam and Wates among 45 YORbuild framework winners

The mammoth procurement process for the YORbuild framework – worth up to £1.2 billion per year – has ended with the selection of 45 contractors from more than 400 expressions of interest.

A mixture of national and regional contractors has won spots across four sub-regional frameworks, each with six value-banded lots, which can be used by local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region to procure work.

Bam Construction and Wates were the biggest winners as the only firms to secure slots in the top lots, for contracts valued over £10 million, on all areas of the framework.

In the North section, the other firms in the highest value lot are Leeds-based Allenbuild, G B Building Solutions, Interserve and Rok.

Bam, ISG, Kier, Leeds firm Lumsden&Carroll, Wates and Willmott Dixon all bagged a place in the second highest valued lot, covering projects of between £3.5m and £10m.

In the East region, Allenbuild and Kier completed the top bracket, while Interserve, Willmott Dixon and Hull-based firms Geo Houlton & Sons and Hobson and Porter took the £3.5m-£10m lot.

The remaining top spots in the South region were bagged by Bovis Lend Lease and Kier. Local firm Tolent Construction joined Geo Houlton, Willmott Dixon, Wates, Alllenbuild and Bam in the second-tier.

Balfour Beatty-owned Mansell, Allenbuild, locals Bardsley Construction, G B Building Solutions and Interserve made the top tier in the West.

The area’s second tier was filled by Bam, Wates, Allenbuild, Bardsley, WIllmott Dixon, Interserve and Caddick Construction.

Several projects are already in the pipeline of work to be procured via the framework, including the £25m Humberside Police HQ in Hull and a £17m new build housing project in East Riding.

The framework was procured by a cross-regional team of East Riding, Leeds, Rotherham and Scarborough Councils.

Bam Construction north east director James Wimpenny said: “This is an especially significant framework not just because of its financial impact but because of the range of construction projects that it covers.”

For the full list of winners click here