NewsSouthwark Council framework

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by LHC and Southwark Council for a four-year architectural services public sector framework. Patalab are among the architects selected for a pioneering ‘New Design’ lot open only to emerging firms.

“The move was intended to open up public sector opportunities to the best architectural practices able to deliver innovative construction services. The Architect Design Services (ADS) framework will be used to procure approximately £10.5 million-worth of design services every year from 2020 to 2025. At least 50 new jobs – including infills, rooftop schemes and large sites suitable for new estates – could be brought forward by the council over the next two years. The inner London local authority has pledged to deliver 11,000 new environmentally friendly council homes by 2043. Leo Pollak, Southwark Council cabinet member for social regeneration, great estates and new homes, previously said the framework would engage a ‘new generation of designers’ in a bid to break with the ‘private gain over public good’ design culture of the past. LHC regional manager Jennifer Castle said: ‘Through collaborative working, we designed the procurement process to attract the best architectural practices able to deliver innovative construction services to the public sector in London.” Architects Journal 26/05/2020

Southwark Council framework is to be made available to all London Boroughs and many other public sector organisations across the city.