ISG secures brace of Pagabo education wins

Construction services provider, ISG, has added to its recent education win tally, securing an additional two projects in the South East valued at over £15 million through the Pagabo Framework.

The two contracts are the latest in a series of recent projects awarded via the influential framework, including a £34 million project at Richmond College scheme, which drives efficiencies and best value across public sector procurement.

The first of the new projects will see ISG’s Agility division refurbish Block D at Barking and Dagenham college to create a Centre of Advanced Technologies. The £7.2 million refurbishment of the centre will provide new teaching spaces, laboratories, open plan study areas, a café with associated plant rooms, storage areas and restrooms.

External works will include new glazing and cladding and a high-specification feature entrance lobby area. The work on the new facility will form part of the upgrading works of the entire education estate, which will remain in full operation for the duration of the project.

The second project will see ISG deliver a £7.9 million, 24,000 sq ft, two-storey, 83-bedroom, student residential unit at Oaklands College in Hertfordshire. The scheme also includes the construction of a new college car park and associated hard landscaping works on the western side of the campus.

Zoe Price, group director for public sector frameworks at ISG, said: “The increasing focus on how our industry can work smarter and more efficiently to deliver high-quality and future-proofed spaces for our communities is driving real change within our sector. ISG and our partners have been working for 18-months on a standard component design for classrooms and we are seeing great synergy within the public sector, with the current government consultation on this very issue.

“Pagabo is a key procurement vehicle to deliver vital community infrastructure, bringing a broad range of efficiencies into the project development cycle, championing innovation and collaboration and enabling contractors to bring schemes to site quicker than ever. It’s an exciting time to be working within the public sector procurement arena, where there is real momentum for transformational change that brings better results.”

ISG will start on site in March 2019 with both projects due for completion by the end of the year. 

The current framework runs until April 2020, enabling ISG to be selected for work from £5m-£50m+ in the North, Midlands, South West, Wales, London and the South East.