LHC Launches New £1BN Modular Buildings Framework

Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, has launched its new Modular Buildings Framework (MB1) which across the UK has a combined value in excess of £1billion.

Seven (7) companies have secured the opportunity to provide goods and services through this framework, across England, Wales and Scotland over a four year period. The framework will be available in Scotland under the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), and in Wales under the new Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA).

LHC Appointed Companies:
• Extraspace Solutions (UK) Ltd
• Module-AR Limited
• MTX Contracts Ltd
• The McAvoy Group Limited
• Portakabin Limited
• Western Building Systems Ltd
• Wernick Buildings Ltd

The framework is available to all public sector organisations throughout mainland UK and offers easy access to off-site manufactured, modular building systems for use in non-residential buildings. This includes education, healthcare and emergency services buildings, as well as office buildings, community halls and sports facilities. The MB1 framework also provides users with the ability to purchase units or have them on long term and short term hire.

This is the second offsite framework in LHC’s product portfolio that not only offers aesthetically pleasing modular buildings at a very high build quality, but also provides sustainable buildings for a variety of project types and styles, and multi-storey configurations. Suppliers appointed to the framework offer compliance with the latest British and European Standards, along with improved acoustic performance for separating walls and floors, reduced thermal bridging and improved air tightness through fabric energy efficiency.

The Modular Buildings framework is available through three workstreams: one for specialist contractors with smaller project values; one for permanent modular buildings of any type; and one for temporary and relocatable buildings for purchase or rent.

LHC’s Technical Manager, Tony Woods commented: “We are delighted to have launched this framework, which is the second offsite framework in LHC’s portfolio. The suppliers appointed demonstrate the quality of the services offered and also show how we are now appealing to clients with a range of project needs. 

“This framework offers our clients improved predictability of costs due to controlled factory production costs, as well as a faster speed of build, as much of the work is completed in the factory. The value engineering used by our suppliers can also help save costs, including reduced preliminary and carpentry costs.

“LHC offers an agile approach to developing new frameworks in response to a variety of client requirements and our new modular buildings framework demonstrates this.”

Find out more about this framework at www.lhc.gov.uk/MB1.