Be First development framework announced

Be First development framework announced

Be First, Barking and Dagenham’s urban regeneration company, is now advertising for contractors to join a brand new development framework.

The company, whose mission is to accelerate growth in the east London borough, has more than 44 projects in the pipeline, estimated to be worth £1 billion over the next four years. It plans to use its development framework to speed up the procurement process, to raise quality standards and reduce costs. 

“We’re in a hurry to build new homes for Barking and Dagenham residents,” explains Iain Ferguson, Commercial Director of Be First, “and, we’re determined to build top quality communities and generate social benefits at the same time. We want to work with contractors who share our aims and are prepared to work constructively with us throughout this huge project.”

Be First has been commissioned by the council to build out a range of projects, ranging from small infill blocks to major schemes, including the next phase of the Gascoigne estate renewal – estimated at £100m – and the redevelopment of Crown House – estimated to be worth over £50million. 

The framework will be arranged in two lots. The first for smaller schemes with a value up to £20m and the second for those of £10m upwards.

Applications are open until 9th July and appointments to the framework are expected to be made by the end of October 2018.

A video introducing the framework and providing further details is available here.

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