Corby company wins £32m contract

Alan Coole, head of empa, with Alistair Weir, managing director of Jenkins Weir, as he signs the contract.
Alan Coole, head of empa, with Alistair Weir, managing director of Jenkins Weir, as he signs the contract.

A Corby building contractor has won a contract worth £32m over four years.

Jeakins Weir has been awarded a share of a £100m contract by public sector construction procurement, design and consultation specialists Scape.

The contract is to do work for empa (the East Midlands Property Alliance), which is managed by Scape.

The aim of empa is to improve the procurement and delivery of construction projects and property maintenance for local authorities saving time and money for them and their council taxpayers.

Jeakins Weir’s contract will cover the southern area of the region, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as Warwickshire, Coventry, Solihull and Peterborough.

Jeakins Weir will be given projects valued at between £5,000 and £2m over the four years.

Managing director of Jeakins Weir, Alistair Weir, said: “This is excellent news for our company and I’d like to pay tribute to all the effort our staff members have put in to ensure we carry out work of the very highest standards, which has helped us to secure this contract.

“The empa frameworks provide a boost for the construction industry and the wider local economy, while also ensuring public sector bodies can use their resources wisely to receive the best possible value for money.”

Head of empa Alan Coole said: “Our tender processes are always extremely robust so our clients can rest assured with the certainty that their projects will be delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget.

“Both Jeakins Weir and G F Tomlinson [who won the northern area contract] put forward excellent submissions and I would like to congratulate them on successfully securing this particular framework.”