The firm also secures a place on the Northumbrian Water Commercial Services Framework

Consultant Faithful + Gould has been appointed as cost and procurement manager for the first phase of the £38m Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, a partnership between GlaxoSmithKline, Wellcome Trust, East of England Development Agency, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Technology Strategy Board.

The science park is intended to be one of the first purpose-built biomedical science open innovation campuses in the UK and should play a key role in re-energising the UK biotech sector. This recent appointment follows an 18 month period of providing advice to GlaxoSmithKline during the masterplanning of the science park site.

The works comprise the construction of a fully fitted bio-incubator of 5,700m2 and a shell and core accelerator building of 4,370m2 together with associated external works.

The works have been awarded under an NEC (third edition) contract and completion is due at the end of 2011.

The firm has also secured a place on the Northumbrian Water Commercial Services Framework, providing commercial and contract management services.

The new framework is initially for four years, but potentially could be extended to 10 years depending on performance. The framework will enable F+G to bid for a share of Northumbrian Water’s £1.5bn investment programme. 

This latest framework win was secured against fierce competition with Northumbrian Water recognising that the consultancy’s services and skills are critical to their future business success. The win further builds on a client relationship which extends back to 1990.

F+G will provide pre and post contract cost, audit and benchmarking support services together with programming support.