London Mayor launches new architecture & urbanism framework

24 February 2023




United Kingdom

Tenderstream members appointed to high-quality design procurement panel

Congratulations to Tenderstream members Grimshaw, Arup and WilkinsonEyre, who are among the firms selected for the new Architecture and Urbanism (A+U) framework announced by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. A+U was created to support the Mayor’s mission to build a better London for everyone, simplifying the process used by organisations such as councils and housing associations to commission high quality expertise for public sector projects.

A+U replaces the Architecture Design and Urbanism Panel 2 (ADUP2), which ran for four years and was used by 45 public organisations a total of 163 times to procure over UK£45m worth of professional services. The Tenderstream members appointed to the new framework include Arup, who were selected for the Sustainable Cities category, and are also part of another lot, Transport Design: Specialist Infrastructure, alongside Grimshaw, who have also been successful in the Transports infrastructure Interface: Overstation/Station Development (Housing & Commercial) lot, together with WilkinsonEyre.

The London deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills, Jules Pipe, said: “The launch of the new Architecture and Urbanism Framework is an important step towards London’s recovery from the pandemic and the creation of a better, greener, more sustainable London for all.  It’s crucial that those involved in the transformation of London are representative of all who live here, which is why the Mayor and I are pleased to see such a diverse range of practitioners with high quality skills and experience being awarded places on the Framework. We look forward to seeing how this new cohort of suppliers apply their world-class expertise to support public sector clients deliver the low-carbon, sustainable and inclusive recovery that London needs.” 

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 15.10.2020 here

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