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ISG secures £5.6m scheme with Epping Forest District Council through Pagabo

Date: 20/08/2020

Categories: Case Studies

We are delighted to announce that ISG has secured a £5.6m scheme to upgrade and modernise Epping’s civic buildings for Epping Forest District Council.

This project was procured through our Refit and Refurbishment framework, with ISG selected as the contractor of choice following a single-stage further competition process.



The modernisation of Epping’s Civic Offices represents the latest phase of a wider council masterplan to rejuvenate the town centre.

The Grade II listed office building, designed by the post-modernist architect Richard Reid, will be comprehensively reconfigured and upgraded internally to create contemporary workspaces for council staff as well as improved facilities and accessibility for the local community.

 In addition to transforming the layout, by rationalising cellular offices into open plan and collaborative spaces, ISG will comprehensively upgrade the building’s mechanical and electrical services with modern and highly efficient infrastructure to reduce running costs and enhance its environmental performance. 

Sensitive repairs will be made to listed architectural elements, including stonework and timber panelling, and ISG will install new roof lights and carry out further roofing improvements.


Daryl Hardy, divisional director at ISG, commented: “The provision of enhanced community facilities and the ambition to create a long-lasting positive legacy was clear to see from the outset of this project.

"The revitalised Civic Offices form the latest element of a bold regeneration masterplan for the town centre, creating improved facilities for staff and the wider community, which we’re delighted to be part of.”


A huge impact on the local community

The scheme is set to deliver a social return on investment of £11,192,806 for the local community. This means that for every £1 spent on this scheme a further £1.98 in social value will be generated as a result. This includes the 96 jobs safeguarded, in addition to the 24 new jobs it is estimated the scheme will create.

These figures highlight the impact the project is set to have on the area, the local economy and the wider community.



Jonathan Parker, National Framework Manager, Pagabo, added: “We are so pleased to be continuing our great working relationship with ISG. We have worked in partnership with them to deliver a number of schemes that are now nearing completion and its brilliant to be working together once again.”

“The flexibility offered by this framework gave the Council the competitive tension they were looking for through the further competition process. The fact the framework provides the client with a choice between a direct award and further competition is a key feature and something we have at the core of all our framework agreements.”


We are so pleased to be supporting Epping Forest District Council on this great scheme and look forward to seeing construction in motion in the coming months.


More useful information below: 


Refit and Refurbishment Framework