UK-based construction group Galliford Try’s building division has been appointed to a major framework in the north of England and two public sector contracts in Croydon, Greater London.

The YORbuild2 building framework is a collaboration between 91 local authorities in the north across the East Riding of Yorkshire, Scarborough borough, Rotherham and Leeds City councils for four years to award contracts for construction.

Galliford Try has been included for projects above £4m, which have a total potential pipeline of £1.9bn. It secured the first Croydon contract from the Education Funding Agency for the £21.7m Harris Invictus Academy, which is a secondary school that can accomodate 1,150 students.

This project will have a new sports hall, main hall, activity studio, dining area, library, music room, reception area and a multi-use games areas, sports pitches and external play space to the rear of the site.

"Galliford Try has been included for projects above £4m, which have a total potential pipeline of £1.9bn."

The firm also secured a contract from Croydon Health Services NHS Trust to construct the new £21.25m accident and emergency facility for Croydon University Hospital.

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It will comprise 28 emergency bays, an eight-bed children’s emergency department with its own reception and waiting area, a large resuscitation unit and an urgent care centre for minor ailments and illnesses.

Galliford Try CEO Peter Truscott said: "It is great news that once again, we are making good on our stated strategy of pursuing long-term relationships with clients through public sector frameworks.

"Our collaborative approach has once again been recognised by these contract awards and we will continue to provide the very best service to our clients to ensure we make a success of our place on the YORbuild framework and the pupils and patients of Croydon receive the top-class facilities they need."