McLaren Construction is one of ten contractors set to work with public-sector organisations across the south west of England over the next four years, as part of the Southern Construction Framework (SCF).

The company secured its place on the framework recently, joining seven incumbents.  

The framework is a collaboration between Devon and Hampshire County Councils that offers public-sector organisations support with construction procurement and is designed to provide a positive partnership between public and private sectors.

The approach ensures that organisations reap the benefits of early contractor involvement, collaboration and promoting social value.

All public-sector organisations, including councils, universities, hospitals, cultural institutions and the emergency services, can procure construction services through the SCF. The framework covers a full spectrum of new build and refurbishment schemes.

In the south west, the value of the framework overall is forecast to be between £0.5 billion and £1.5 billion.

Keith Rayner, McLaren’s public sector director, said:

“The framework has a truly local focus, offering public-sector organisations best value – on cost, environmental management and social value. We’re proud to have secured a place on it and we look forward to helping a range of organisations deliver their construction projects.”

The win is further evidence of McLaren’s expansion in the public sector market, having gained places on the Procure North West framework last year and the Be First framework for Barking and Dagenham earlier this year.