Introduction to the Framework

The SWPA framework for Public Buildings Construction and Infrastructure is available to all local authorities, housing associations and other public sector bodies for the construction of new buildings, extensions and refurbishment of public buildings and infrastructure works.

Fully OJEU compliant, this framework is suitable for:

  • Education buildings
  • Healthcare buildings
  • Emergency services buildings
  • Community buildings
  • Offices and other buildings for social infrastructure
  • Residential properties when part of a mixed-use development
  • Conversion of commercial buildings for residential use
  • Student accommodation
  • Associated works that may be required to deliver the types of buildings above or other public buildings
  • Infrastructure works such as bridges, retaining walls, drainage and new roadways

Procurement guide - PDF

Workstreams

Workstream 1 - New build only

Covers the provision of extensions and new build construction projects

Workstream 2 - Refurbishment only

Covers the provision of specialist refurbishment works to existing building projects

Workstream 3 - New build and refurbishment

Allows for projects that consist of the construction of new build and / or the refurbishment of existing buildings.

Where required, associated infrastructure works can be included in a project, but standalone Infrastructure cannot be delivered through this workstream.

Workstream 4 - New build, refurbishment and infrastructure

Allows for projects that consist of the construction of new build and / or the refurbishment of existing buildings.

Infrastructure works can be delivered where they are necessary as part of a new build or refurbishment project or as a standalone infrastructure project such as bridges, retaining walls, drainage and new roadways.

Project Value Bands

Workstream 1

£0 - £2 million

Workstream 2

£0 - £2 million

Workstream 3

£2 million - £7 million

Workstream 4

£7 million - £14 million
£14 million - £25 million
Over £25 million

Appointed Companies for PB3

-- Alcema
-- C G Fry and Son
-- EW Beard
-- Farrans Construction
-- Galliford Try Construction

-- Halsall Construction
-- Kier Construction
-- M & J Group (Construction & Roofing )
-- Modulek
-- Morgan Sindall Construction &
    Infrastructure

-- OBEDAIR
-- Stepnell
-- Tilbury Douglas Construction
-- VINCI Construction UK

Note: For details of appointed companies for each workstream, project value band and geographic area see the Procurement Guide

SWPA Lifetime Values

In addition to providing our clients with competitively tendered framework agreements for building works, goods, and services SWPA is committed to delivering tangible social value and community benefits in meeting local and regional needs. SWPA work with our clients and appointed companies to ensure that wherever possible projects delivered using our frameworks leave a social legacy.

SWPA has aligned its activities to create the SWPA Lifetime Values, which uses the four key value capitals as identified in the value toolkit by the Construction Innovation Hub.

During the life of the framework SWPA will work with clients and appointed companies to promote, identify, implement, and monitor the impact of these value capitals, which could be supported by social value and community benefit initiatives alongside the delivery of the works or service contracts in meeting local and regional needs.

Contact SWPA for more information on this framework

Call us on 01895 274800 Email info@lhc.gov.uk

This framework is valid until 30th September 2025

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