The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has appointed WW+P to a panel of innovative and diverse built environment specialists with his new Architecture + Urbanism (A+U) Framework, to support his mission to build a better London for everyone. Our practice features in two lots; Lot 09: Transport Infrastructure Interface: Overstation/ Station Development (Housing & Commercial) and Lot 10: Transport Design: Specialist Infrastructure. This year marks our third reappointment to the framework.
The new A+U Framework provides a diverse, pre-approved panel of built environment consultants, making it quicker and easier for organisations like councils and housing associations to commission high quality expertise for certain types of public sector projects in London.
The A+U Framework can be used by the Greater London Authority Group and other public sector commissioning authorities to appoint high-quality architectural, place making and urban planning design services for a range of built environment projects. It is organised into 10 different categories of work to ensure high standards at every stage of the design process.
Following successful completion of the procurement process, which saw 578 submissions from 273 suppliers, the final 96 places on the new Framework have now been awarded to 65 suppliers.
More than half (57 per cent) of places on the Framework have been awarded to ‘diverse-led’ enterprises, meaning at least half of their executive leadership identifies as female, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, disabled and/or as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
All successful suppliers were assessed across a two-stage procurement process to ensure their suitability to meet the aims of the Framework. This includes:
The City of London has granted our commercial development located over Bank Underground Station planning permission. This marks an exciting step in the progress of this new central London development!
Everyone at Weston Williamson + Partners is extremely proud to see our two Elizabeth Line stations at Paddington and Woolwich opening to the public. It has been a privilege to be part of London’s largest infrastructure project in decades, and it will be fascinating to see how these hugely significant projects are received by passengers and the general public to whom they now belong.
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