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Building

GRAHAM makes it a hat-trick with North West Construction Hub Framework success

Author: Patrick McDonald

Posted: 11 Jan 2019

GRAHAM has been selected as an approved ‘construction partner’ by the North West Construction Hub (NWCH), earning a place on all three lots of the procurement body’s third generation High Value Framework.

The privately owned company will deliver ‘Design & Build’ or ‘Construct Only’ projects within Lot 1 (£8m - £15m), Lot 2 (£15m - £35m) and Lot 3 (£35m+) of the prestigious Framework over a four-year term.

To date, NWCH has completed £1.8bn worth of capital projects throughout the Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside areas on behalf of over 100 public sector clients. 

NWCH and its partners collaborate to deliver social value outcomes and provide broader economic benefits across the wider North West region.

Commenting on GRAHAM’s success, Strategic Alliances and Frameworks Director, Patrick McDonald, said:

“We have strategically developed the GRAHAM business in the North West of England, beginning with the opening of our Manchester office in Salford (2012) and more recently our Liverpool office (2018), and this award underlines our now established reputation in the region. It is a tremendous result and presents us with unique opportunities to deliver lasting impact right across the North West. As a business, we are focussed on partnering with clients and procurement bodies who share our vision and values. Collaboration is central to NWCH and that fits perfectly into the GRAHAM approach whereby true collaboration is at the forefront of every relationship”

“Working in partnership allows us to engage locally, provide greater efficiency and generate better value for money and social value outcomes for our clients and partners. We look forward to undertaking our first projects with NWCH in 2019.”

Pictured: Patrick McDonald, Strategic Alliances and Frameworks Director (GRAHAM)

NWCH Framework Lead, Joanna Chomeniuk, said: 

It is very exciting to see some new names join our existing partners and there are already some interesting projects lined up with clients who have been eagerly awaiting this announcement.”

GRAHAM in the North West

GRAHAM’s completed North West schemes include the Travis Brow Link Road (£8.3m), the University of Manchester’s Coupland Building (£9.5m), Liverpool Hope University’s Health Sciences Building (£8.2m), the Chester Bus Interchange (£13.5m) and the build and fit-out of Liverpool Football Club’s flagship retail store at Anfield Stadium (£8.1m). 

In addition, £300m of negotiated work has also been realised by GRAHAM in the North West region, including the much-anticipated residential projects at Ellesmere Street (£28m), Erie Basin (£38m) and Cornbrook (£38.5m) on behalf of privately-owned property development and investment company Glenbrook. This portfolio of projects also features the Strand Development Liverpool (£55m) in partnership with Panacea Property Development and the exciting Weavers Quay Development (£28m) in conjunction with Manchester Life.

Meanwhile in January this year, GRAHAM have commenced the first package of civil engineering works for the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) scheme. The far-reaching multi-million-pound programme to make Liverpool city centre easier to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists will focus on re-engineering major routes from the commercial district through to the city’s retail and knowledge zones. GRAHAM is also undertaking comprehensive interior fit-out schemes at Quest Aparthotel, Liverpool (£10m) and Lord Street (£1m) while it continues to deliver best in class facilities management services at Liverpool John Moores University (£2m pa).

In total, GRAHAM has completed c£1bn of works through its Frameworks offering across each of its Divisions – Building, Civil Engineering, Interior Fit-Out and Facilities Management.