Interserve Construction has been selected as a contractor by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) for its £100 million framework.
Interserve is one of six contractors appointed to the minor works lot 1A, covering minor building works comprising small building installations, refurbishments, repairs, maintenance and improvements on higher education premises.
The framework will deliver works across Tees Valley, Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear over the next four years.
The NEUPC framework can be accessed by five of the region’s leading universities at Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria (pictured), Sunderland and Teesside.
NEUPC is one of six UK higher education purchasing consortia established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements, designed to maximise third-party expenditure within the education sector.
Mark Gardham, Interserve Construction’s regional director, said: “We… look forward to continuing to deliver exemplar projects for universities across the North East region, to enhance their student experiences.
“Whatever the size or nature of the project we remain fully committed to creating employment and skills opportunities across the region, investing in local people and growing our local supply chain while demonstrating our capabilities as trusted construction partner in the higher education sector.”
Interserve has delivered many projects for the universities within the NEUPC framework, including the Devonshire Building Laboratory Refurbishment project for Newcastle University, and the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics and the current £80 million Mount Oswald student accommodation scheme for Durham University.
The group was also recently appointed to North East Lincolnshire Council for its technical design services framework.
The £60 million framework runs for four years and covers new-build projects, extensions and refurbishments to the council’s offices, public buildings, maintained schools and academies, and its leisure portfolio, including swimming pools and libraries.