BDP, Hawkins\Brown and Nicholas Hare are among 32 consultants selected for a framework to deliver University College London (UCL)’s ongoing £1.25 billion investment programme
Other practices selected for the five-year framework include Atkins, BMJ Architects, Burwell Deakins, Penoyre & Prasad, Pick Everard, PRP, Rivington St Studio, Sheppard Robson and Twelve Architects.
The announcement comes four years after UCL started its decade-long Transforming UCL regeneration programme, which will spend £1.25 billion modernising its campuses across central London.
Projects recently completed under the programme include Hawkins\Brown’s Bartlett School of Architecture, and new facilities for the Bartlett and UCL’s Faculty of Engineering at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by the same practice.
UCL director of estates development Kevin Argent said: ‘This is an exciting time for UCL Estates and our new partners as we complete the first phase of our ambitious capital programme and enter the next phase which will include a large variety of projects to ensure that UCL has buildings and facilities needed to house UCL’s leading world-class research and departments.
‘I am delighted with our partners especially the proportion of SMEs to give us a diverse, strong, collaborative and responsive framework. We will be supporting our partners to push boundaries with us, to nurture new talent; I want to see future leaders developing our projects. This is a huge opportunity for everyone involved.’
The teams were selected following an OJEU procurement process which also sought experts in project management, cost management, civil and structural engineering, MEP (mechanical, electrical and public health) engineering and building surveying.
Consultants selected for the UCL framework
AECOM, AKT2, AME Partnership, Arcadis, Artelia, Arup, Atkins, BDP, BMJ Architects Buro Happold, Burwell Deakins, Carter Clack, Conisbee, Curtins, Elementa, Faithful + Gould, Fowler Martin, Fulkers, Gardiner & Theobold, Hawkins\Brown, Hoare Lea, Kendall Kingscott, Mace, Nicholas Hare, Penoyre & Prasad, Peter Brett, Pick Everard, PRP, Rivington St Studio, Saunders Boston, Sheppard Robson, Turner and Townsend, Twelve Architects and Wilson Mason.