AHR has won a place on a “one-stop shop” public sector framework allowing direct appointment of architecture, surveying, CDMC and engineering services across England.
The framework is being run by the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) - a joint venture between the Department of Health and private sector firm Steria. The multi-million pound framework, which breaks down into 12 regional lots and runs for four years, replaces a more limited framework that only covered architecture and quantity surveying.
It will primarily be available for use by all NHS Trusts and NHS Commissioning organisations to procure consultants for new build and refurbishment works for buildings including hospitals and GP surgeries.
However this significant framework is also available for use by any public sector body including Local Authority, Central Government, Education, Blue Light etc.
AHR has been appointed across all nine disciplines and all 12 regions. The full list of services covered is architectural services, project management, civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, M&E, CDM Co-ordinator, building surveying, building services, health and safety, environmental and ancillary services. The 12 regions are the North-East, the North-West, Yorkshire & Humber, the East Midlands, the West Midlands, the East of England, London, the South-East coast, South Central, the South-west, Scotland and Wales.