Galliford wins two extra care deals

Contractor Galliford Try has been named amongst the winners of contracts for extra care projects both in Kent and Yorkshire

The Abbeyfield Kent Society in Cuxton has awarded four contracts for the design and construction of new build extra care/assisted living flatted projects for older persons on sites with 50 to 80 dwellings plus requisite communal facilities. Residents will be social renters, shared owners and private owners.

Galliford Try, Kind & Co, Jenner and Bouygues were each awarded four year contacts worth £7m each, with four offers received for each contract.

Operators needed to demonstrate their ability to forward fund projects to practical completion and to offer the possibility of risk sharing on new development projects.

Meanwhile North Yorkshire County Council have announced that extra care housing contracts have been awarded to Galliford Try, Ashley House, Housing&Care21, Keepmoat Regeneration, Places for People Group and Your Housing Group.

The council sought organisations to extend the development of extra care housing schemes across the county. The framework will allow the council to commission extra care housing developments and associated services through a single end to end process in which the providers will provide the capacity and ability to design, build, finance, operate and maintain schemes that are developed.

No value has been given for the contracts which each received six offers, however when the tender was issued in February the council anticipated that it will utilise the framework to deliver a minimum of nine and up to a maximum of 30 extra care schemes with an estimated value between £194m and £647m. The council has allocated up to £9m to support the development of the extra care housing schemes. 

The framework will have a duration of six years with a potential four year extension. 

Meanwhile, Galliford Try has been named preferred bidder to build, finance and maintain the East Lothian Community Hospital in Scotland.