Constructing West Midlands framework names contractors for £2.1bn of work

The new Constructing West Midlands (CWM) framework has named its contractor partners for £2.1bn of capital works across the region.

Galliford Try, ISG, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon have been appointed as contractor partners for major capital works worth more than £5m and GF Tomlinson, Interclass, Seddon and Speller Metcalfe for works worth between £250,000 and £5m.

Constructing West Midlands is a collaboration between Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Acivico, a design, construction and facilities management specialist which is wholly owned by Birmingham City Council and which operates the framework.

Constructing West Midlands has a 16-year track record in the delivery of publicly funded projects and is a member of the National Association of Construction Frameworks (NACF).

Peter Yates, regional framework director for Constructing West Midlands, said: “Our contractor partners are some of the very best in the market and collectively they have delivered more than £4bn of framework projects in the last three years alone. As a framework, Constructing West Midlands also provides an unparalleled level of expertise. Clients gain access to some of the UK’s leading experts who advise on topics including sustainability, social value and BIM at a national level. Clients also have the peace of mind which comes from working with a team that is driving developments in framework best practice at a regional and national level.”

Dave Kelly, CWM2 framework manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “The legacy left by the previous iteration of the CWM framework is testament to the impact a collaborative, locally-focused approach to designing and delivering public sector construction projects can have. It is based on the antithesis of race-to-the-bottom mentality which afflicts many areas of construction; instead espousing collaborative, purpose-led working, based on the understanding that together we can achieve more. Our re-appointment means a great deal to everyone involved in our Midlands business – and to me personally. We’re delighted to be continuing our legacy through the framework and look forward to making the next decade as impactful as the last.”