Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s pioneering regeneration company, has named the four construction companies that will join its new Development Framework, Lot 1 for projects up to £20 million.

They are:

  • J.Murphy & Sons Ltd
  • Jerram Falkus Construction Ltd
  • Mulalley & Company Ltd
  • United Living (South) Ltd

Iain Ferguson, Commercial Director at Be First, said: “There was fierce competition for places.

“We are putting rocket boosters on our mission to deliver affordable homes for local people and the framework gives us immediate access to top quality construction expertise.

“It was an exhaustive selection process, but we’re delighted to welcome these four to the framework and look forward to working with them to accelerate development in Barking and Dagenham.”

The tender process included a competition to build a live project and submissions were assessed against their ability to deliver a £5.5 million refurbishment of the Sacred Heart convent.

The live project has been awarded to J. Murphy & Sons Ltd who will now build 9 flats and 20 new houses at the Sacred Heart site (pictured).

The contractors appointed to the Lot 2 Framework for projects £10 million upwards will be announced in the New Year.

Together the two frameworks are worth almost £1 billion and cover Be First’s 44 development projects and related infrastructure schemes.