HCA picks contractor for three regeneration projects across England

Galliford Try has won three regeneration projects to build homes in the North, South and Midlands from the Homes and Community Agency.

The biggest project worth £18.4m will see the contractor build 137  homes and a commercial unit in Camborne in Cornwall. The work will be delivered for the HCA through the Delivery Partner Panel southern cluster.

All homes will be built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 with work starting on site in July 2011 and completion expected by December 2013.

In the HCA central cluster Galliford Try has been appointed preferred bidder for a £9m project to build 79 homes for Birmingham City council.

Each home will be built to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes with work on site starting in March 2011 and completion expected in May 2012.

Finally in the northern cluster, Galliford Try has secured a £2.5 million contract to build 25 affordable homes and homes for older people in Gateshead for Gateshead Borough Council. Work will start on site in March with expected completion in Spring 2012.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “Securing these three projects across the three Delivery Partner Panel regions demonstrates the value of our position on the Homes and Communities Agency’s Delivery Partner Panel.”

Steve Carr, head of economics and new business at the Homes and Communities Agency said:   “The Delivery Partner Panel is helping to ensure the whole procurement process is more efficient and cost effective for both the HCA and other organisations using the panel.

“We have received extremely positive feedback and with the procurement process being fast-tracked, public sector organisations are able to make substantial project cost savings by choosing to select developers through the panel rather than follow a traditional procurement route.”