Morgan Tucker appointed to London and south-east housing framework

Neil Horton

National consulting engineers Morgan Tucker are celebrating a double win after being appointed to two multi-million pound M&E frameworks for two different housing associations.

The firm, which has an office in Newark and manages around £1.2bn worth of construction schemes annually, was successful in the competitive tender processes for both Swan Housing’s and L&Q Housing’s latest frameworks.

On the Swan Housing framework, which is for four years, Morgan Tucker will be able to bid for work outlined in two lots – structural engineering worth up to £1.5m and M&E consultant worth up to £750,000.

The L&Q Housing Association work, which is also set to span four years, will see Morgan Tucker be able to bid for M&E work in the organisation’s plans to complete a total of 5,200 new homes at a cost of £960m.

Director at Morgan Tucker Neil Horton said the two recent framework wins were outstanding achievements for the firm and had further set it apart from the competition.

He said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to both the Swan Housing and the L&Q Housing Association frameworks, having completed highly competitive and extremely robust tender processes for each.

“Over the next four years we will be able to bid for works worth millions of pounds on the two frameworks, which will further solidify the growth and rapid expansion which Morgan Tucker has achieved over recent years – and will position us as leading providers of engineering in the housing sector in London and the South East.

“Our latest appointments showcase that we have the skills and expertise to provide first class, reliable, innovative and imaginative services to housing associations and other public sector organisations.”

Neil added: “Frameworks such as these are great examples of how working in partnership provides the very best results for the customer. We are proud to be part of these frameworks and look forward to working with our partners to create much-needed high quality, affordable homes.”

Swan develops affordable, rented projects, low cost home ownership projects, intermediate rent and key worker accommodation and properties for sale. It operates predominantly in London and the South East.

It is expected that in excess of 500 homes per year will be developed over the next two years in and around London and Essex under Swan’s new framework, including large regeneration schemes at Swan’s developments at Blackwall Reach, Poplar and Craylands in Basildon.

L&Q Housing Association, which operates throughout the South East, currently manages approximately 71,000 homes.

Through its latest framework it aims to complete 5,200 homes in the next four years, inviting Morgan Tucker and the other successful tender applicants to submit bids for the provision of design services to enable the delivery of new build, refurbishment, conversion, mixed use and master planning services in both rural and urban environments.

The Swan and L&Q Housing Association framework appointments are the latest in a raft of successful tenders for Morgan Tucker following the firm’s acquisition of BES consulting engineers earlier this year and a £1m investment from the Foresight Nottingham Fund.

The recent framework successes also follow on from BES’s appointment to the Network Housing Group M&E framework in London last year, which means Morgan Tucker is now part of three major London Housing frameworks for M&E services.