Manchester University has named the new line-up of contractors it will use to deliver projects worth up to £10m.
The University of Manchester has picked Willmott Dixon to expand the Schuster Building, home of the School of Physics and Astronomy. Pic courtesy of architect HawkinsBrown
Graham Construction, Kier and Willmott Dixon are among the panel of firms expected to share a programme of work worth up to £175m.
The announcement comes after Manchester University has struggled to agree prices on planned major contracts with its trio of preferred contractors – Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine – for major jobs worth over £10m.
The University is planning an ambitious programme of over £1bn of improvements to its main campus over the next 6 years.
Selected contractors will undertake various types of construction works at the University including, demolition, new build, refurbishment, decoration and landscaping.
Construction Works Framework 2016
Projects: £4m-£10m:
John Graham Construction, Kier Construction, Willmott Dixon Construction
Projects: £1m-£4m:
Herbert T Forrest, John Turner Construction Group, Keepmoat Regeneration, Seddon Construction
Projects £200,000-£1m
City Build Manchester, F Parkinson, Kaberry Construction, Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co, Warden Construction