Lawray has been appointed on the joint South Wales Fire and Rescue (SWFRS) and Welsh Ambulance Trust (WAST) professional services framework which will run for three years with an option to extend.

This builds upon the architectural practice’s successful decade-long relationship and wealth of experience with both organisations where Lawray has delivered estates strategies together with capital and maintenance projects.

In addition to providing architectural design, planning, CDM and Clerk of works services, and advice for new build and refurbishment projects, Lawray will also provide solutions to reduce carbon across the whole estate.

Lawray director Chris Evans said: “We are delighted to have been appointed on the SWFRS/WAST professional services framework. Over the past decade we have undertaken single station commissions along with a whole host of refurbishment and co-location projects for the varied types of facilities. Our experienced team understand the way in which the sector operates to deliver their much-needed service provision which in turn, gives our clients a sense of confidence. We are looking forward to building upon our successful relationship with SWFRS and WAST to create facilities that provide essential frontline services to the communities they serve.”

South Wales Fire and Rescue

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service works to make South Wales safer by reducing risk. The framework will cover the ten unitary authority areas of Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Newport, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.


Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust are a team of over 3,700 people serving the 3.1 million people of Wales, along with the invaluable support of approximately 1,300 Community First Responders (CFRs), over 200 Volunteer Car Drivers who transport patients from their homes to hospital appointments and back again.

WAST’s call handlers and clinical contact centre staff deal with more than half a million calls every year and are at the frontline of service delivery, making sure that patients get the right advice and help.

More than 250,000 emergency calls are attended a year, with over 50,000 urgent calls and transport of over 1.3 million non-emergency patients to over 200 treatment centres throughout England and Wales.

Due to the vast geographical nature that WAST covers, the framework will be divided into North and South regions. The North includes Betsi Cadwaladr and North Powys whereas the South will comprise of Swansea Bay, Hywel Dda, Cardiff and Vale, Aneurin Bevan and South Powys.

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