The McAvoy Group has been appointed to the LHC Modular Buildings Framework, which has a combined value of more than £1bn. The LHC is one of the UK’s longest-established public sector procurement specialists
McAvoy has secured the opportunity to provide permanent and bespoke modular buildings and interim facilities for education, healthcare and emergency services schemes across England, Wales and Scotland for the next four years.
McAvoy was successful in 15 lots and achieved the highest scores for education buildings, factory processes, and for BIM, out of all companies bidding for places on the framework. McAvoy also finished top in the workstream WS1 for permanent or interim education and healthcare buildings, which means public sector clients can award contracts directly to the company.
The Group has already secured its first scheme following its success on the framework – an interim classroom project for Cardiff Council. The building will accommodate 60 children at Court Special School for three years, to help meet the rising demand for school places.
Commenting on this major framework appointment, Eugene Lynch, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group said: “Our success in so many lots of this prestigious framework highlights the scope and quality of the offsite solutions that McAvoy can offer to public sector clients across the UK.
“An important factor in our appointment was our ability to develop virtual models of our clients’ buildings to facilitate more informed decision making, and enhance stakeholder engagement. This innovative use of advanced technology helps clients to reduce risk, save time and really optimise the speed and efficiency benefits of offsite construction.”
The Group’s appointment follows a rigorous selection process, which included a visit to McAvoy’s factory, a demonstration of its market-leading virtual reality technology, and a thorough assessment of the quality and technical performance of its offsite building systems for both permanent and interim use.
The LHC Modular Buildings Frameworks give public sector building clients the benefit of faster and more efficient procurement, best value pricing, instant access to project data, the reassurance of higher quality, guaranteed service levels, and faster project commencement. The Modular Buildings Framework can be accessed in Scotland via the Scottish Procurement Alliance and in Wales using the Welsh Procurement Alliance.