More than a dozen housing schemes have been tendered to contractors and housebuilders on the Homes and Communities Agency’s delivery partner panel since the general election
The procurement panel was set up to fast-track the development of housing on public land, and on 8 January the HCA awarded places to 28 contractors and developers, with the first contract going to Lovell in April.
The HCE said public bodies have now used the panel to commission 29 schemes comprising 11,500 homes.
The news is welcome for housebuilder that have won places, such as Barratt, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon, as well as contractors such as Laing O’Rourke, Wates, Galliford Try and Carillion with Igloo, all of which spent a long time trying to get on to the panel.
There had been fears that the coalition’s review of procurement would mean that the panel would fail to deliver tenders.
The latest schemes to be brought to market are the HCA’s 220-home Severalls hospital site in Colchester, the 200-home Croppings scheme at Lightmoor, near Telford, and the Charter Road, Crossheath scheme being tendered by Newcastle-under-Lyme council.