Contract secured under Southern Construction Framework

The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) has been used by the London Borough of Barnet to appoint Willmott Dixon to build a vehicle depot.

The £12 million contract will see Willmott Dixon deliver a new base for Barnet’s fleet of household waste collection and collection vehicles to replace the current depot in Mill Hill which will be developed for housing.

The Oakleigh Road South Vehicle Depot (formerly known as Abbots Depot) will provide a range of facilities for Barnet’s waste collection service. Alongside parking facilities for refuse and recycling collection vehicles, the new depot will house a vehicle maintenance building and cleaning bay, refuelling facilities and a covered bulking facility allowing recyclables to be put into larger vehicles for processing outside the borough. It follows the New Vehicle Maintenance Depot the company recently built in Cardiff.

Chris Tredget, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the northern Home Counties:

“This is a milestone moment for an important new framework that will provide an excellent means of best value procurement for public projects across the whole region.

“As with all our projects, the site will be registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme which is the industry standard for how construction companies care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment and provide a safe working environment. We are proud to be Founding Members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

“We’re delighted Barnet has chosen to use the SCF to procure our services and will be using our local team to build an excellent new vehicle depot that will be essential to the efficient running of waste collection in the Borough.”

Last year, the SCF replaced three frameworks in London, the southeast and southwest of England as a means for local authorities to access a pool of up to 11 contractors to bid for projects to create new public assets that ranges from fire stations and primary schools to offices and leisure centres. It has a target spend of £4bn between 2015 and 2019.