Introduction to the Framework

The LHC framework for Public Buildings Construction and Infrastructure is available to all local authorities, housing associations and other public sector bodies for the construction of new buildings, extensions and refurbishment of public buildings and infrastructure works.

Fully OJEU compliant, this framework is suitable for:

  • Education buildings
  • Healthcare buildings
  • Emergency services buildings
  • Community buildings
  • Offices and other buildings for social infrastructure
  • Residential properties when part of a mixed-use development
  • Conversion of commercial buildings for residential use
  • Student accommodation
  • Associated works that may be required to deliver the types of buildings above or other public buildings
  • Infrastructure works such as bridges, retaining walls, drainage and new roadways

Procurement guide - PDF


Workstream 1 - New build only

Covers the provision of extensions and new build construction projects

Workstream 2 - Refurbishment only

Covers the provision of specialist refurbishment works to existing building projects

Workstream 3 - New build and refurbishment

Allows for projects that consist of the construction of new build and / or the refurbishment of existing buildings.

Where required, associated infrastructure works can be included in a project, but standalone Infrastructure cannot be delivered through this workstream.

Workstream 4 - New build, refurbishment and infrastructure

Allows for projects that consist of the construction of new build and / or the refurbishment of existing buildings.

Infrastructure works can be delivered where they are necessary as part of a new build or refurbishment project or as a standalone infrastructure project such as bridges, retaining walls, drainage and new roadways.

Project Value Bands

Workstream 1

£0 - £2 million

Workstream 2

£0 - £2 million

Workstream 3

£2 million - £7 million

Workstream 4

£7 million - £14 million
£14 million - £25 million
Over £25 million

Appointed Companies for PB3

-- Alcema
-- Baxall Construction
-- EW Beard
-- Beardwell Construction
-- BMR Construction
-- Borras Construction

-- Farrans Construction
-- Galliford Try Construction
-- Tilbury Douglas Construction
-- JJ Rhatigan & Co (UK)
-- Kier Construction
-- M & J Group (Construction & Roofing)

-- Modulek
-- Morgan Sindall Construction and
-- Mulalley and Company
-- Neilcott Construction
-- Stepnell
-- T&B Contractors
-- VINCI Construction UK
-- Willmott Dixon Construction

Note: For details of appointed companies for each workstream, project value band and geographic area see the Procurement Guide

LHC Lifetime Values

In addition to providing our clients with competitively tendered Framework Agreements for building works, goods, and services LHC is committed to delivering tangible social value and community benefits in meeting local and regional needs. LHC work with our clients and appointed companies to ensure that wherever possible projects delivered using our Frameworks leave a social legacy.

LHC has aligned its activities to create the LHC Lifetime Values, which uses the 4 key value capitals as identified in the value toolkit by the Construction Innovation Hub.

During the life of the Framework LHC will work with clients and appointed companies to promote, identify, implement, and monitor the impact of these value capitals, which could be supported by social value and community benefit initiatives alongside the delivery of the works or service contracts in meeting local and regional needs.

Contact LHC for more information on this framework

Call us on 01895 274800 Email

This framework is valid until 30th September 2025

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