The agreement adds to Wates’ extensive portfolio of framework positions in the region. This includes Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council’s LGSS* Construction Framework, which covers both traditional and design and build projects.
Wates’ presence on frameworks across the region also includes the largest project lot within Suffolk County Council’s Construction Framework and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Capital Works programme.
One of five contractors appointed to Lot 2 of Norfolk County Council’s framework, Wates will now take its place to facilitate the delivery of a range of new-build, refurbishment, rebuild and remodelling projects valued above £3m.
The framework will be operated by Norfolk County Council’s corporate property team with NPS Group providing professional property services. It is scheduled to run for approximately three years with an optional extension for a further year.
Fulfilling a commitment to create social economic impact through the new framework position in Norfolk, Wates has pledged to engage regional supply chain partners in its project delivery whilst creating training and employment opportunities for local people.
Ian Vickers, Managing Director for Wates Construction, Home Counties, commented: “Frameworks create a platform through which public sector clients can efficiently procure high quality construction projects that in-turn serve as a catalyst for positive local economic benefit. Wates is a contractor that excels in integrating value for money in all facets of work and our increasing presence on the region’s construction frameworks is a true testament to this expertise.
”Wates’ growing framework presence forms a significant part of our regional growth strategy as we look to build our expert teams and use our expanding project portfolio to invest in and train emerging industry talent.”
Wates also secured all three lots of the Southern Construction Framework and London Construction Framework in 2015.