Eric Wright wins trio of local authority contracts

Eric Wright Civil Engineering (EWCE), part of the Eric Wright Group, has been appointed to three local authority frameworks and has already secured projects totalling more than £2m as a result.

EWCEThe Preston-based company has been appointed as a framework civil engineering contractor by Bolton Council for highways works up to the value of £2m. The two-year framework comprises four lots in total and EWCE is one of just three companies that can now bid for higher value highway works across the borough.

EWCE has already secured three framework projects for Bolton with a combined value of £1m, involving two re-surfacing schemes and a cycle path renewal contract.

In addition, Salford City Council has appointed EWCE to its two year higher value highways and structures framework. The firm has secured two schemes totalling £1m, including a project to repaint the iconic, Grade II listed Barton Swing Bridge in Old Trafford.

Completing its hat trick of appointments, EWCE has also secured a place on a four-year Lancashire County Council framework for civils improvements to schools and public buildings valued between £25,000 and £150,000. The company has so far been awarded two projects involving car park improvements at primary schools.

Adrian Taylor, senior director at EWCE, comments: “These three appointments continue our strong performance in being selected for framework arrangements.

“We have been particularly successful with local authority frameworks and have 12 currently in place with councils including Cheshire East, Manchester, Bradford and Blackburn with Darwen. “It’s an approach that works for EWCE from a business planning and recruitment point of view and one that is clearly also increasingly a preferred procurement route for the public sector, so we envisage further framework appointments over the course of the year.”