Contractors called up for £650m housing framework

Aaron Morby 1 week ago
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An alliance of eight housing associations operating across the North is on the hunt for contractors to deliver a £650m build programme over four years.

Eight northern housing associations use the Cutting Edge Framework to deliver housing developments and improvements
Eight northern housing associations use the Cutting Edge Framework to deliver housing developments and improvements

The Contractors Cutting Edge Framework agreement is being procurement by Liverpool-based housing landlord Riverside Group on behalf of the other housing providers.

It has been split into eight different area lots for projects valued up to £5.5m, with the eighth regional lot covering the whole of the north for projects over £5m.

Works include new-build, refurbishment, demolition, site remediation and enabling works.

Regional lot and total spend


  1. Merseyside & Cheshire £120m
  2. Greater Manchester £120m
  3. Lancashire £50m
  4. North East England £50
  5. East Riding & Humber £20m
  6. West Yorkshire £20m
  7. South Yorkshire £20m
  8. All regions in north £250m

Separate contests are also being held to establish panels of architects and site agents for the housing programmes.

CEF housing associations: The Riverside Group, Magenta Living, The Regneda Group, Progress Housing Group, Together Housing Group, Irwell Valley Housing Association, Onward Homes, Salix Homes

Firms have until 7 May to return expressions of interest, with spot on the lots awarded by August 2021.

For tender information click here.

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