GSSArchitecture Appointed to North East Higher Education Framework

GSSArchitecture are pleased to announce our appointment by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) to two Lots of its £80m construction professional services framework agreement.

The framework will be used by five prestigious universities in the North East of England including Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Northumbria, and Sunderland Universities. Under the framework, GSS will provide a range of architect, multi-disciplinary and lead consultant services for lots two and three, covering design-related services for all project values.

With over 350 education clients nationally, GSSArchitecture have acquired a significant amount of knowledge and experience in the sector. Many of these relationships are longstanding and cover a considerable range of projects, including; research, science, technology, teaching, learning and student accommodation.

Jonathan Hunter, Partner at GSSArchitecture commented, “It’s a very exciting time for GSS, and this appointment represents yet another positive development of our business portfolio meaning that we can continue to make significant investments and contributions to the region’s local supply chain, economy and wider community. We have a strong track record of delivering varied and exciting new projects, particularly within the higher education sector, which has been a big part of our success in securing a place on the NEUPC Framework.

We are looking forward to developing this partnership with the NEUPC and its member organisations and are enthusiastic about the opportunities that this framework presents. We truly believe that developing strong and proactive, long-term relationships results in better outcomes that benefit not only the client organisations directly, but also the wider economy and community in which we live and work.”

GSSArchitecture have a long-standing reputation for delivering well-considered and technically complex projects in the North East. The team are currently delivering a number of flagship projects, including the new £50m National Innovation Centre at Newcastle Helix. The increased presence in the region, as a result of the framework, helps to cement our presence as one of the leading practices by moving forward as a diverse and versatile practice, delivering exciting projects that will inspire the Architects of the future.