Seddon appointed to Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council’s Growth Framework

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Seddon has been appointed as a bidder on Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council’s newly launched ‘Growth Framework’ for construction, civil engineering and development schemes.

The innovative new framework will support growth by bringing forward Council owned sites for commercial development and procuring construction and civil engineering works for infrastructure projects and capital programmes.

The council’s ambitious Growth Programme has identified over 180 public and private sites for development and the framework will be used to help accelerate this, bringing employment, housing and town centre opportunities.

Blackburn and Darwen Framework Partners

(L-R) Seddon- David Belshaw, Barnfield- Tim Webber, BWDBC-Harry Catherall, Simon Jones, Eric Wright-Diane Bourne, I & H Brown-Nigel Taylor, Casey – Matthew Sorrigan

Following a robust evaluation and open tendering process, five private sector organisations were appointed to the framework having successfully demonstrated their ability to work collaboratively with the Council to develop identified sites.

Alongside Seddon, the appointed bidders were confirmed as; Barnfield Construction, Casey, Eric Wright Group and I & H Brown.

The Framework will operate for a minimum of four years with options to extend by a further four years and will also be open for any public sector body within Lancashire to use.

Ed Wootton, construction director at Seddon, said: “We’re pleased to have been appointed to the council’s Growth Framework and look forward to contributing to the development of key sites across the borough.”

Cllr Phil Riley, Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “This Framework further demonstrates market confidence in Blackburn with Darwen with investment and commitment from five respected local and regional companies.”

Simon Jones, Council’s Growth Programme Director, said: “The flexibility of this Framework to deliver construction, civil engineering and development schemes will help accelerate growth across the Borough delivering our infrastructure schemes supported by LEP Growth Deal 3 funding.”