Interserve has been appointed as a framework contractor by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) for its £100m framework
Interserve is one of six contractors appointed to the minor works Lot 1A, which covers minor building works, comprising of small building installations, refurbishments, repairs, maintenance and improvements on-premises.
The NEUPC framework will deliver works across Tees Valley, Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear over the next four years.
It can be accessed by five of the region’s leading higher education institutions at Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.
NEUPC is one of six UK higher education purchasing consortia established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements, designed to maximise third party expenditure within the education sector.
Interserve has delivered many successful higher education projects for the universities within the NEUPC framework, including the Devonshire Building Laboratory Refurbishment project for Newcastle University, and the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics and the current £80m Mount Oswald student accommodation scheme for Durham University.
The £60m framework runs for four years and covers new build projects, extensions and refurbishments to council’s offices, public buildings, maintained schools and academies, and its leisure portfolio, including swimming pools and libraries.
A growing supply chain
Mark Gardham, Interserve regional director said: “We are delighted to have secured a place on this new framework and look forward to continuing to deliver exemplar projects for universities across the North East region, to enhance their student experiences.
“Whatever the size or nature of the project we remain fully committed to create employment and skills opportunities across the region, investing in local people and growing our local supply chain while demonstrating our capabilities as trusted construction partner in the higher education sector.”