Skanska’s successful partnership with CLASP has been rewarded with a two-year extension to the framework agreement. This follows the award of new contracts worth £7.4 million from Nottingham, Stockport and Manchester councils to carry out construction work on three schools.
The strategic partnering arrangement was initially for three years when signed in May 2001 and the extension comes after Skanska delivered eleven consecutive construction projects on time and under budget.
The latest contracts are a £4.5 million project for Nottinghamshire County Council to refurbish and extend a comprehensive school, a £1.4 million deal to extend a secondary school for Manchester City Council and a £1.5 million project to build a special needs school for Stockport Council. It is the second project for Stockport Council in a year.
With a 46-strong membership embracing local authorities and public sector origanisations, the CLASP system has enjoyed a strong revival through its partnership with Skanska thanks to new technology and a dedicated supply chain provided by Skanska.
Skanska project director Ken Parkin said: “Our long-term agreement with CLASP gives us the platform to deliver what local authorities require from capital projects – a quality end-product within programme and budget. This has been achieved through a core team taking experience and knowledge from one project to the next.”