Southwark Council's Architect Design Services Framework

Southwark Council recently announced the practices which form part of their new four-year Architect Design Services (ADS) Framework. We are delighted to have secured a spot covering Education, social care and community projects (£5m - £20m).


The new ADS Framework, which is administered by the LHC, was put in place to open up public sector opportunities to ‘the best architectural practices able to deliver innovative construction services’ and will be “used to procure approximately £10.5 million-worth of design services every year from 2020 to 2025.” Revealed: Southwark Council names 110 architect teams on framework – Architects’ Journal.


Leo Pollak, Southwark Council cabinet member for social regeneration, great estates and new homes, previously said the framework would engage a ‘new generation of designers’ in a bid to break with the ‘private gain over public good’ design culture of the past.


Image: Children playing in the multi-level playground at King’s Cross Academy and Frank Barnes School, designed by David Morley Architects as part of their 13 storey mixed use Plimsoll Building at King’s Cross.