Co Tyrone Firm McAvoy Earns Slice of £500m Public Works

Co Tyrone construction firm McAvoy has been awarded a place on a £500m public sector framework across the UK.

It will open the door for McAvoy to provide modular buildings and interim hire facilities for the education and healthcare sector.

The company, based near Dungannon, has won four lots on the modular buildings framework by the Crown Commercial Service, the UK’s largest public sector procurement organisation.

It also covers public buildings for the emergency services, Ministry of Defence, community centres, offices, care homes, student accommodation and other residential schemes.

It will operate for the next four years and covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It’s the fourth consecutive CCS framework that McAvoy has won. The firm, which also operates a facility in Lisburn, previously completed major education projects in England, including the £20m Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Slough and the £18m Goresbrook School in London.

Both schools were manufactured offsite here.

Eugene Lynch, who recently moved from managing director to chief executive of the group, said: “Long-term frameworks are very important to our business and are a major source of new contracts, helping us to continue to grow sustainably. We look forward to working with CCS over the next four years.

“The advantages of offsite construction for new public sector facilities are proven and clear.

“We can reduce the build programmes by up to 50% for earlier occupation and offer significant quality improvements. Our approach also provides much greater certainty of delivery on time and on budget.

“These factors are very important for all public sector clients – from schools and hospitals to the emergency services, universities and local authorities.”

Outside its public sector work, McAvoy has announced its plans to adapt its offsite construction techniques for the housing sector.