Dozen builders win £500m north west housing deal

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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A partnership of four housing associations has named a dozen building firms to carry out projects in the North West over the next four years.

The firms will work for Innovation Chain North West, which represents Great Places Housing Group, Adactus Housing Group, Plus Dane Group and Harvest Housing.

The framework has been broken up into several lots covering small new build projects and major jobs worth more than £10m.

    Contractors framework

  • Bardsley Construction
  • Casey
  • Cruden
  • Forrest
  • Frank Haslam Milan
  • Kier Group
  • Lovell
  • Mansell
  • Rowlinson Construction
  • Seddon Construction
  • Southdale
  • Wates

Manchester-based Great Places Housing Group alone has been allocated £40m by the Homes and Communities Agency to build around 1,700 affordable homes in the next four years.

The housing group plans to build 1,632 affordable rent homes and 119 low-cost home ownership properties across the North West.

Projects spread over the North of England, from Cumbria to Staffordshire and from Merseyside to Yorkshire, but most are in the North West.

Jim McMillan, assistant director of development at Great Places, said: “This announcement marks a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the best construction professionals in the region and take forward the aims of ICNW which was set up with a commitment to share learning, generate economies of scale, deliver efficiencies and promote construction innovation.

“By working in partnership with contractors and consultants, the network aims to deliver quality sustainable homes that are energy efficient and cheaper to run.”

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