Premier has recently completed the last of eight school projects delivered in partnership with ISG for the Manchester City Council in less than fourteen months. A collaborative approach from the outset, taken across the full supply chain for this scheme, delivered cost and design efficiencies, coupled with programme certainty.
Offsite manufacturing takes the manufacture of buildings off the critical path; site works (including foundations, services and external works) can be simultaneously completed whilst construction of the building itself takes place in the factory. Early collaboration ensured that a base model was developed for the whole scheme, enhanced by the option of design changes to suit different end-user requirements of the various schools and any planning requirements – without adversely impacting the programme timescales.
The successful delivery of the scheme was highlighted when one of the schools, Beaver Road Primary School, was named Education Project of the Year in the 2019 Offsite Awards.
Divisional Director, Dan Allison, said “We see this framework as a strong affirmation of the Government’s drive to use modular construction to meet the growing demands of the key public sectors. Being named as a supplier on this framework is a real boost to our company and we look forward to using our knowledge and expertise to deliver quality, bespoke, value driven buildings through this framework.
“Investment in research and innovation has always been at the core of Premier’s business and we are proud to play our part in the Government’s push to use modular building solutions across the five central government departments.”
The CCS is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK and has developed the framework to offer an alternative to traditionally built accommodation across all public sector organisations. Running to the end of March 2023, the framework is available across a range of sectors that Premier is already an active and trusted partner in. Covering work as principal contractors, complemented by the speed of offsite construction, the framework provides a cost and time effective, compliant procurement route to market.
Premier was successful in all the lots they applied for and has been named as suppliers for lots covering the provision of temporary and permanent buildings for healthcare, education and other sectors.
The process of being named as suppliers on the CCS framework followed an exacting assessment process to ensure the suppliers named could demonstrate financial robustness, excellent health and safety records and quality of product.
Premier is excited and proud of their place in this framework.