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Exclusive: Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, Bouygues, Kier and Laing O'Rourke scoop Cambridge Uni framework

Exclusive: Nine contractors have bagged a place on the University of Cambridge’s £500m estate management framework.

Balfour Beatty, Bam, Bouygues, Conamar, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Quinn, RG Carter and SDC have won places on the framework, which is part of Cambridge University’s current £800m capital building programme.

The framework will last for two years, with the potential for an extension of a further three years.

The agreement has an overall value of £500m.

The framework is broken down into three value bands: lot one, for projects ranging between £250,000 and £5m; lot two, for jobs in the £5m-£30m bracket; and lot three, for work valued at £30m-plus.

Conamar, Kier, Quinn, RG Carter and SDC have bagged places on the first lot, with Ashe Construction and Barnes named as reserves.

Kier, RG Carter and SDC will deliver projects ranging from £5m to £30m in the second lot, with Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, ISG and M+W Group as reserves.

Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, Bouygues, Kier and Laing O’Rourke have won places on the final lot, delivering projects worth more than £30m.

The framework covers the construction of new laboratories, lecture spaces and libraries as well as work on sports facilities, catering, accommodation and listed buildings and conservation areas.

Kier construction eastern managing director Mark Dady said the group was “extremely pleased” to have been awarded a place on the framework.

He said: “We have an excellent working relationship with the university and are looking forward to the next phase of work with them.”

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