The Framework aims to establish a sustainable consultancy supply chain to help deliver the Council's future capital works programme. This includes the development of highways, property and public realm schemes, in a cost effective and efficient manner, in collaboration with Council officers and supply chain partners.
BakerHicks were appointed to two of the eight available Lots on the Framework. Lot 1A for Architecture, delivering consultancy services across a range of projects, including general civil engineering and infrastructure, land remediation and landscaping, new build and extensions, planned maintenance, regeneration initiatives, upgrading and refurbishment of the Council’s existing portfolio, and carbon management and decarbonisation projects. And Lot 2A for Highway Civils, providing consultancy services for new works, improvement, refurbishment and maintenance for road, bridge, structures and drainage projects.
They will provide the Council with access to their specialist architectural, civil and structural engineering, and geotechnical teams, as well as their Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainability expertise.
Samer Ali, Highways Director at BakerHicks, says earning a place on the Framework highlights the strength of BakerHicks’ offering:
We have proven capability for delivering high quality architectural and engineering projects as a framework partner to our clients. We are delighted this has been recognised by Cumbria County Council with our award to their Professional Services Framework.
The Council’s social value and net zero carbon ambitions align closely with our own and we are delighted to be able to support them in realising these and provide the community with an improved and sustainable infrastructure, connecting people and supporting the region’s economy. We look forward to building a strong working relationship with the Council over the next four years and beyond.