A joint venture between Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and CampbellReith has been selected by Homes England for its 2019-2023 Multidisciplinary Panel – extending its appointment by a further four years following the initial 2014 selection process.
It is one of 20 specialist teams joining the panel set up via the OJEU process to provide Homes England and other public sector bodies with rapid and cost effective access to professionals who will help deliver new development. Local authorities, healthcare trusts and authorities, education establishments, registered providers and government departments can all use the framework at no cost.
The Tibbalds CampbellReith JV stands out for bringing together smaller and mid-sized firms, including architecture, planning, engineering, ecology, property consultancy, project and cost management, and landscape architecture practices, to provide the technical coverage of a large organisation with the responsiveness and flexibility of SMEs. Proctor and Matthews Architects is pleased to be part of the team.
Sue Rowlands, Director of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, one of the JV leads, said: ‘Whatever the future holds for OJEU, public bodies will continue to need to demonstrate fair tendering procedures, especially for large-scale projects. The Homes England Framework provides a simple, easy-to-use way of accessing a range of high-quality specialists.
“Being appointed again gives us the opportunity of continuing to deliver innovative solutions to the public sector, building on our track record as a responsive team that cares about each individual project. You don’t need to be a multinational multidisciplinary firm to deliver at these levels and we’re pleased that Home England continues to recognise this.”
David Innes, Senior Partner at CampbellReith, said: "We are extremely proud to have been re-appointed to the Homes England Framework and this is a significant achievement. The success of our tender is testimony to the quality and approach that the Tibbalds CampbellReith JV has provided in the delivery of many successful projects on the current framework. We are looking forward to developing this approach through the new framework. Our experience over the past four years has provided an understanding of how we can best support the development objectives of Homes England and other public sector bodies that make use of the framework and we have expanded and strengthened our team to ensure that we can continue to provide a high quality, consistent and responsive national service over a wider range of projects."
Under the JV’s original term starting in 2014, projects brought forward include estate regeneration for the London Boroughs of Camden and Lambeth, major new housing developments including Manydown in Hampshire and an award-winning Design Code for Northstowe in Cambridgeshire, as well as redevelopment of brownfield sites for residential development including HMP Wealstun in Yorkshire, the former Whittingham Hospital in Lancashire, the former Electrolux site in Spennymoor and former Magistrates Court in Consett, both in County Durham, and the former china clay factory at Coypool Park in Devon.