Major Frameworks and Partnerships

Thomas Vale’s approach is tried and tested. Over the past decade, we have worked collaboratively within Frameworks and Partnerships across a number of complimentary sectors. Today, over 80% of our turnover is undertaken through formalised Partnerships with our Clients across diverse sectors of work.

Staffordshire County Council Framework

Thomas Vale has been appointed to deliver works on Staffordshire County Council’s second construction framework.


Works will include major construction projects (each with a value of £1.5 million or more) including new schools, sports facilities and care homes as well as extensions and refurbishment projects for existing buildings.


Through the agreement we will be eligible to compete for £40 million of work for the council between 2012 and 2016.

Constructing West Midlands

Building on the success and achievements of the multi-award winning Birmingham Construction Partnership, Constructing West Midlands (CWM) is the new delivery vehicle for capital building works and reactive / planned repair and maintenance works for public sector organisations throughout the West Midlands region.

The framework currently comprises 7 lots with lots 1-6 covering reactive and planned repair / maintenance works as well as minor capital schemes up to a value of £500,000. These lots cover legionella inspection and servicing as well as mechanical, electrical and building works. Lot 7 replaces the BCP framework and is for major capital projects or programmes of work above £500,000 in value.

Stoke Building Schools for the Future

The Stoke BSF is a £250 million investment, which will aim to transform 18 schools across Stoke-on-Trent consisting of; 13 secondary schools, 4 special schools and one pupil referral unit. The programme intends to improve education for all young people in the city, raise aspirations, provide a stable educational platform for future generations of young people and secure a safe and friendly environment for all students working and living in Stoke-on-Trent.

West Midlands Contractor Framework

Launched in 2010, the public sector organisations currently using the Framework are Worcestershire County Council, Herefordshire Council, West Mercia Police Authority, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The construction companies awarded a place on the Framework are Kier Construction, Speller Metcalfe and Thomas Vale.


Launched with the support of Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands, the Framework will operate for four years and deliver up to £180 million of construction work.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue PFI

The £46 million Staffordshire Fire and rescue PFI contract consisted of ten new community fire stations. Thomas Vale and another contractor were appointed to delivered the programme for Fire Support (SSFR) Ltd, a consortium led by Bilfinger Berger Project Investments.