PAGABO has announced the awards for its £47 billion, five and a half-year developer-led framework.

Acting initially on behalf of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, national framework provider Pagabo has established a framework of 30 development companies capable of providing developer-led schemes and development management services across the UK for the public sector.

The bid lots cover a huge variety of development sectors, single and multi-occupancy residential and student accommodation, commercial buildings, transport infrastructure and car parks, prisons and high security buildings, education, healthcare, care homes and extra care buildings, and mixed-use schemes.

Each contract structure is separated into three value bands as well as on a sector and regional basis to make sure the relevant developers/development managers are available to clients for the right size of project. The value bands are split into three increments and cover developments of up to and above £100 million.

Queensberry is one of 30 development companies that have been awarded a place on the new framework.

Paul Sargent, Chief Executive Queensberry said:

“It’s a major achievement for Queensberry to qualify for this framework. It opens up a new channel for us to win business with public sector partners. We can now be brought in as development manager for major regeneration initiatives without the need for a prolonged public procurement process.

“We are pre-qualified under the arrangements and able to engage in direct dialogue with Councils who adopt Pagabo. This is so important in these times of accelerated change. It gives local authorities a real alternative option when wishing to retaining our services.”

Jason Stapley, Managing Director at Pagabo, said:

“We have been blown away by the phenomenal interest to this new framework from the industry, which speaks to its uniqueness and potential. It will not only save time and effort when procuring a developer/development manager but it will also save developers/development managers a lot of money on opportunity bidding as well.”

“It’s been clear from recent months that government sees the construction industry as really important to our ‘return to normal’ recovery – particularly when it comes to complex projects. This new framework will allow developers/development managers the ability to procure works through a compliant and simple to use framework, and to support the public sector with vital expansion plans, and to create a more robust sector all round.”