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PRS join GLA/TfL Framework Panel

Andrea Klettner, Building Design

More than 60 architecture practices have been chosen for a major new framework procured by the mayor of London to help overhaul design standards across the public sector.

Established firms including Maccreanor Lavington, Studio Egret West and Wilkinson Eyre are joined by younger practices like the AOC, Klassnik Corporation and Aberrant Architecture on the Architecture, Design and Urbanism framework, which was procured jointly by the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.

When the framework was first advertised the mayor said he wanted to get “the best possible talent” and acknowledged that this is not always linked to size.

The panel offered more than 100 places across 14 categories, ranging from architecture to heritage and conservation advice. Up to £30 million of work is expected to be tendered through it across a three-year period.

The framework was due to be established by October 2012 but the dissolution of Design for London scuppered the original timeline and successful practices were confirmed last week – one year after the scheduled date.

As well as being open to the GLA and TfL, the panel will be available to the London Legacy Development Corporation, London boroughs and housing associations.

Pringle Richards Sharratt are appointed for two categories of the framework:

  • Lot 8 - Environmental design & sustainability advice
  • Lot 12 - Interior design & space planning (commercial & retail)

Previously PRS were members of the earlier framework: the Transport for London Urban Realm Design Framework.