Business wins place on £10bn Government offsite construction framework

Gary Parker

East Yorkshire-based Integra Buildings has been appointed onto a £10bn Government framework to drive investment in the modular and offsite construction sector.

It has been named as a supplier on the newly-launched Offsite Construction Solutions framework, which spans a variety of sectors including health, housing, education and defence.

The framework, delivered by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), will replace the existing £500m Modular Buildings Solutions framework in April.

A total of 29 suppliers have been named on the new framework, which runs for four years, with the possibility of a three-year extension.

It means Integra will be able to tender for major contracts with public sector clients across the UK.

Gary Parker, managing director at the company, said: “To be named on the new Offsite Construction Solutions framework is a huge vote of confidence in Integra and our proven capability to deliver major public sector projects to the very highest standards.

“Since being appointed onto the old framework four years ago, we’ve delivered some of the biggest projects in our 25-year history.

“Integra continues to grow and evolve, with clients right across the UK.

“The offsite and modular construction sector continues to expand at pace and being named on this framework ensures we’ll remain right at the forefront of that exciting journey.”

The new Offsite Construction Solutions framework is split up into six lots, each representing a different sector.

Integra has been named in three lots – Built Estate Including Education, Justice and Defence – enabling the company to tender for major projects in these fields nationwide.

Since joining the Modular Buildings Solutions framework in 2019, Integra has delivered a series of key projects for clients including Network Rail, the Environment Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Contracts completed under the previous framework include the construction of temporary housing for Reading Borough Council, a new job centre in Birmingham and modular units which were shipped to Cyprus for use by the Ministry of Defence.

Integra designs and constructs buildings off-site in controlled conditions at its purpose-built factories in Paull, East Yorkshire, before delivering and installing them in situ.

The Offsite Construction Solutions framework is delivered by the CCS, which supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring technology solutions.

John Welch, deputy director for construction at the CCS, said: “This framework will support the public sector in the design, delivery and commissioning of a whole range of offsite construction projects in the coming years, including social housing, new schools and hospital extensions.

“These projects, and the many more which will come, have the potential to improve services and the lives of millions of people.”