Public sector clients in Yorkshire and the Humber are taking advantage of the Yorbuild framework, with an extra £150m of projects signed up since the launch on 4 December 2009.
An additional £125m of projects are in the pipeline.
Yorbuild was established to deliver up to £1.2bn of public sector construction contracts each year across the Yorkshire and Humber region, with 45 contractors selected after a bidding process which drew hundreds of expressions of interest.
Yorbuild’s development and performance Manager Lee Parkinson said: “The engagement of the Yorbuild Framework by public sector clients within Yorkshire and the Humber has been excellent. Users of the framework represent the broad spectrum of public sector bodies from local authorities through to charities with major and minor project requirements.
“User feedback is very positive indeed which reflects the high level of planning and effort which went into the frameworks development.”
The recent round of Homes and Communities Agency funding for new build social housing which has brought close to £40m of projects to YORbuild, Parkinson added
“One of the HCA’s key drivers for the allocation of funding was the ability of the landlord to deliver employment and skills outcomes as part of the build process and Yorbuild’s integrated employment and skills planning model delivered on this criteria,” he said.