Pell Frischmann Appointed to Network Rail's Design Services Framework (DSF)

Pell Frischmann, Weston Williamson + Partners (WW+P), Sweco and Cowi are pleased to announce the continuation of our over 50-years of innovative delivery for the UK’s rail network through our appointment to the Network Rail Design Services Framework (DSF).

This billion-pound framework will run between 2019 – 2029 within Control Periods 6 and 7. Pell Frischmann is delighted to be a part of a framework that aims to provide access to a wider range of multi-skilled suppliers.

As a multi-disciplinary organisation that enjoys and understands the value of collaboration, Pell Frischmann is proud to be working with Cowi and Sweco in the Civil and Structures lots for the Southeast and Northeast regions and WW+P for the Buildings & Architecture lots for the Northwest and Scotland region.

Rail Director Jon McPhee said: 

The DSF is an excellent opportunity for us and our partner companies to deliver the safest projects with best value and highest quality and in the technical areas in which we excel. We have already had our first joint workshops to develop our plans for the next six weeks, aiming to ensure we are ready to engage with Network Rail with aligned interests, goals and practices as soon as they call upon us.

Director of Transportation for Sweco Stephen Russell said: “This represents a key strategic milestone in the development of our offering in the rail sector that has been significantly strengthened by the acquisition of MLM Group and its rail business in 2019.  We are looking forward to working collaboratively with our partners to strengthen innovation in the rail industry to benefit those that use the UK rail network on a daily basis.”

“I’m delighted that COWI has secured a place on the DSF Framework for Network Rail, working alongside Pell Frischmann and SWECO" says Damian McGirr, Director at COWI. "This reinforces COWI’s continuing role in design delivery for Network Rail and their supply chain partners across CP6, allowing us to enhance our offering across all GRIP stages in the delivery of projects. This is a huge opportunity to ensure maximum efficiencies and continuity for Network Rail’s ‘Putting Passengers First’ initiative.”

Senior Partner for WW+P, Christian Bocci said: “We are very pleased to be appointed on this framework.  Our experience includes work on some of the most complex major stations in the country but increasingly we are planning retail, masterplanning, overstation developments (office and housing) and many other complementary functions within our Infrastructure portfolio, linked to the rail asset.  We look forward to helping to plan for this new direction in station design across the country with our partner companies group.”

At Pell Frischmann, “Excellence Through Innovation” permeates our company culture. We believe that quality engineering goes beyond simply achieving codified compliance. We look forward to passionately pursuing solutions with Sweco, Cowi and Weston Williamson + Partners to deliver safe, high quality and sustainable results for Network Rail.

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