Contractor Allenbuild has won star billing in a new development contractors framework for Places for People and other public sector clients.

The OJEU-compliant framework competitions run by the Places for People Procurement Hub placed Allenbuild as first-ranked contractor for six regions: the Midlands, South West, South East and East Anglia – as well as the Scottish North East and South East regions.

Bolton-based Forrest gained first-ranked position for contracts in the north of England.

In the rest of Scotland contractor Hart earned top-ranking for work in the South West including Glasgow, and Robertson and CCG shared the north west across different value bands.

Willmott Dixon, Bouygues and Mears were among the firms coming in second and third place across the the English regions.

It is estimated that anywhere from £50m-£250m could be spent through the framework arrangement over the next four years, based on Places for People anticipated pipeline of housing work and estimates of other clients using the framework firms.

Places for People is one of the largest property management and regeneration companies in the UK, managing over 148, 000 homes in a mixture of different tenures with more than £3bn of assets.

Keith Young, Client Director at Allenbuild, said: “Our aim is to become the preferred provider of construction services for housing and public sector clients across Britain.

“With more than 70 members already signed up to the Procurement Hub, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to showcase our abilities and nurture new working relationships within the sector.”