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Murphy and United Living named on £1bn framework

Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, Be First, has named the four contractors that will join its new development framework.

J. Murphy & Sons, Jerram Falkus Construction, Mulalley & Company and United Living (South) are those who have been selected for lot one of the framework, which involves projects up to £20m.

Be First commercial director Iain Ferguson said: “There was fierce competition for places.

“We are putting rocket boosters on our mission to deliver affordable homes for local people and the framework gives us immediate access to top quality construction expertise.”

The tender process included a competition to build a live project and submissions were assessed against their ability to deliver a £5.5m refurbishment of a convent called Sacred Heart.

The live project has been awarded to J Murphy & Sons who will now build nine flats and 20 new houses at the Sacred Heart site.

Contractors appointed on the second lot of works on the framework (for projects £10m and upwards) will be announced in the new year.

Together the two lots are worth almost £1bn and will cover Be First’s 44 development projects and related infrastructure schemes.

In October, Be First revealed it had inserted a clause in its framework that all bidders must show they have managed the risks of a no-deal Brexit scenario. Managing director Pat Hayes said the measures would apply to all firms competing for work on the £1bn deal in east London.

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