Trowers advises on £4.2bn Major Projects Framework for Places for People Group Limited
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised Places for People Group Limited, a leading affordable homes-led placemaker owning or managing 219,000 homes across the UK and a long-standing client of the firm on the procurement and construction set up of its Major Projects Framework and appointment of contractors across 3 regional lots, Willmott Dixon, Robertsons and Farrans.
The framework will deliver over £900 million projects for Places for People and other contracting authorities in Scotland, £3 billion in England and Wales and £300 million in Northern Ireland. Trowers was appointed to bring innovation and expertise to supplement the team at Places for People Procurement Hub and advised on the construction contracts, form of Framework Agreement using FAC 1 and the procurement process.
Alan Heron, Director of Procurement for Procurement Hub and Places for People, said:
“This framework aims to be one of the most socially conscious, greenest, financially robust, and flexible frameworks available anywhere in the UK, enabling clients to benefit in all areas of procurement.”
The Trowers team comprised Katie Saunders, Rebecca Rees, Stuart Brown, Andrea Leigh and Cirklen Yu.
Katie Saunders, Partner and Head of the Manchester Projects & Construction team at Trowers & Hamlins commented,
"We are delighted to have advised Places for People on the use of the Framework Alliance Contract to underpin the collaborative culture they want to establish on their Major Projects in line with government recommendations and procurement best practice."