Firms across the North West have been picked by Safe Regeneration for its £200m framework, with winners including Brock Carmichael and big hitters Morgan Sindall, Vinci and Robertson alongside others across architecture, construction, and the built environment.

Brock Carmichael scooped a place on the architectural services lot, one of 15 covering house building, general construction, design services, refurbishment and project management. The £200m framework by Bootle-based Safe Regeneration will cover a number of different disciplines, including housing, health, community care, education and local authority sectors across the North West, Yorkshire & Humberside, Wales and Scotland.

The Safe Regeneration Framework adds to Brock Carmichael’s existing place on social housing frameworks Procure Plus (Your Housing), Sanctuary, First Ark, Regenda, Dynamic Purchasing System (Torus), CIF (Construction Impact Framework) and Plus Dane.

John Cassell, Partner at Brock Carmichael said; “This is a great acknowledgement for Brock Carmichael’s hard work across all these disciplines and its drive for regeneration, collaboration and sustainability. We are recognised alongside key players in the sector for our open minded, ‘hands on’ and flexible approach. Our strategy to invest in the business has paid-off; a key component of our offer is the use of the latest IT systems, including Revit Architecture, modern construction methods and BIM capability to ensure ‘on time, on budget’ delivery.”

Bootle-based Safe Regeneration focuses on community and heritage projects; business enterprise support; community-based landscape, habitat and ecological projects; and training.

Contracts for work through the framework will be on a lot by lot basis with the option for mini-competition or direct appointment. Mini-competitions will be weighted towards technical ability, followed by cost.

The framework attracted notable interest from SME’s, with 16 of the 19 firms bidding for work on the general construction lot comprising of small businesses. Of the 20 firms to bid for architectural services, 18 were SMEs.