Leicester architect Pick Everard expands after winning £100m of contracts
An architectural firm has expanded its workforce and opened a new office after securing £100 million of public sector project work in the last year.
Pick Everard, of Charles Street, Leicester, is helping to build or regenerate various developments across the UK including police stations, schools, hospitals and colleges.
A year ago, it was appointed by Scape, a local authority-controlled company, to be part of the first National Programme, Project and Cost Management Framework.
Through this four-year contract, Scape aims to deliver public sector building projects which give value for money for taxpayers.
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Pick Everard has so far delivered schemes worth £100million and to cope with the extra workload has taken on eight new staff, including two trainees.
It is set to open an office in Manchester to manage projects in the north of the country.
Pick Everard carries out project management, quantity surveying, architectural and engineering services.
Alastair Hamilton, Pick Everard partner and framework director, said: "We are seeing a number of excellent schemes coming to fruition, and that's extremely encouraging given the current climate.
"Our public sector clients are telling us they value the independent and professional service we offer, in particular because our teams are able to offer an expert opinion on whole life costs and the long-term viability of projects."
Two of the Scape schemes Pick Everard is working on are a project with Warwickshire County Council, to carry out quantity surveying on its estate and building a new educational academy in Nuneaton.
Aside from the projects under way, Pick Everard is also negotiating with numerous authorities across the UK on another 350 schemes that are in the development phase.
During the four-year Scape project, Pick Everard says the value of the projects it will be involved in will be worth £500 million.
Mark Robinson, chief executive of Scape, said: "There was a demand from our clients for a framework that provide independent project management and quantity surveying services, which is why we set this up just over a year ago.
"There is no doubt that Pick Everard is delivering a high quality service, and we're really encouraged to see their commitment to supporting local businesses through the supply chain."
"In our view, this is fundamental to accelerating the economic recovery and putting the country on a stronger footing for the future.
"We look forward to even more success over the next three years of the contract," he added.