Frankham have been awarded the Southern Region Operational Property CEFA by Network Rail

17th June 2021

Frankham are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Southern Region Operational Property Civil Examination Framework Agreement (CEFA) for Network Rail. Our Civil Engineering and Building Surveying teams partnered with Cleshar to secure this framework using the core strengths of each part of the integrated team.

We see this success as a very positive step forward that keeps the traditional strengths of our companies, but also looks to the future of examination and asset management of stations, lineside buildings and depots. In fact, all assets in the rail built environment.

Stephen Sidgwick, Head of Civil Engineering at Frankham Consultancy Group commented

“We are very much looking forward to working with Network Rail and the existing staff on the framework. This framework will draw on our existing strengths and will ensure successful delivery for Network Rail, as well as looking at continuous improvement and innovation. Building Surveying and Engineering are at the heart of our service offering and rail has always been a strong market for us.”

Steve Frankham, Chairman of Frankham Consultancy Group, stated

“I am very proud to announce our appointment by Network Rail for the CEFA framework, this is a great step forward for our Civil Engineering team who carried out their very first project for British Rail in 1989. Since then, we have gained invaluable experience in the southern regions, Kent, Sussex and Wessex, and we are proud to have developed strong relationships with clients and colleagues in the industry, with who we collaborate with on a daily basis. Our aim is to continue to build on those relationships and deliver an end-to-end asset management service to Network Rail through this framework.”

As the rail industry evolves to a new model, we intend to evolve what has been a very traditional area of the industry for many years. We will maintain the traditional aspects, as a safe pair of hands, but also bring new targeted techniques of collecting asset data. A key element is ensuring we have a real customer focus in what we do, and, at Frankham, we are very aware that stations and their environments are a key interface between passengers and the railway.

We are delighted and proud of this opportunity and we will look to instil pride in all we do, ensuring we deliver to a high standard and develop solutions that are innovative, add value and provide solutions.