20 February 2009
Capita Symonds, WSP and WYG Engineering have been appointed to two major Building Services frameworks for Mapeley Estates.
The four year public and private sector frameworks, which will cover over 200 refurbishment projects across the UKin 2009 alone, will be divided between the consultants on a regional basis:
▪ Wales, East Midlands and West Midlands– Capita Symonds
▪ London, South East & South West England, East England - WSP
▪ North East & North West England, Yorkshire&Humberside, Scotlandand N Ireland – WYG Engineering
By allocating consultants in this way, the framework eliminates the need for transactional working (ie ‘mini tendering’), as well as promoting the advantages of continuity of the supply chain including planning of workload, input into design, creation of savings and continual improvement.
The frameworks will be based around collaborative/partnership working, including open book with incentivised schemes and enhanced health and safety standards. The public sector framework has been set up as a central purchasing body and is fully OJEU compliant, as well as being open for use by other public sector bodies.
Michael Hewitt, Director, Capita Symonds said: “We will be working with the contractors and architects appointed on Mapeley’s projects in a collaborative manner to provide a range of consultancy support services. This will include strategic advice regarding the latest sustainable solutions associated with portfolio asset management, capital works and building refurbishment.”
WSP Technical Director Phill McMahon said: ‘We are delighted to be appointed to Mapeley’s major building services framework, WSP will provide Mapeley with a world-class service which means that the team not only deliver compliance with project briefs but excel in driving in value through efficiency and effectiveness’.
Alan Webster, Regional Director, WYG Engineering added : “We are pleased to be a key member of a prestigious framework that provides the opportunity to partner with the Mapeley Estate and a skilled team of other consultants, architects and contractors. Through collaborative working we will help to deliver financially, environmentally and technically sustainable Building Services Design solutions for both the public and private sector portfolio of clients.”
Mapeley’s other frameworks – which are being announced over the coming weeks - will cover contractors, architects, CDMC and asbestos surveyors.