Deal worth £2.1bn could run up to six years

Eight national and regional contractors have won spots on a new £2.1bn framework in the West Midlands being run by Solihull and Sandwell councils.

The work has been broken down into two lots – major works and intermediate.

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is one of four firms appointed to the larger lot

Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon have been joined on the former by ISG and Galliford Try which will cover projects costing more than £5m and has a maximum value of £1.5bn.

Derby contractor GF Tomlinson, Wolverhampton firm Interclass, Seddon, which has an office in Birmingham, and Speller Metcalfe Malvern are all on the smaller lot which covers projects costing between £250,000 and £5m with a total maximum spend of £600m.

Called Constructing West Midlands 2, the framework, which has also been masterminded by consultant Acivico,  will run for an initial four-year period with an option for it be extended by a further two years. It will be made available to other public sector bodies.

The work up for grabs includes public sector jobs such as schools, health facilities, infrastructure and offices.