The UK government’s housing accelerator, Homes England, has unveiled 17 new contract opportunities with a combined total value of £364.5m. Established in 2018, Homes England is a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, that exists to accelerate the delivery of housing across England, except in London where much of the role is devolved.
Homes England’s stated mission is to ensure more people in England have access to better homes in the right places. To make this happen it intervenes in the market to get more homes built where they are needed, accelerate delivery, tackle market failure where it occurs and help to shape a more resilient and diverse housing market.
Homes England works in collaboration with local authorities, private developers, housing associations, lenders and infrastructure providers. Its newly released pipeline document shows all upcoming Homes England projects and procurements valued at over £2 million within the next 18 months. These projects will soon be open for bids.
They include a framework for a £10m new school at Burgess Hill in East Sussex; a £45m framework for infrastructure works at Wynyard Garden Village near Hartlepool, where 6,800 new homes are set to make it the biggest new housing area in the North East; and a £22.5m framework for the beginning stages of a large housing development project in Ifield, West Sussex, which could see 10,000 homes built over the coming 30 years.
Setting out the Homes England Strategic Plan for 2018-2023, Nick Walkley, Homes England Chief Executive, said: “Our job is to work in partnership with all players in the sector and beyond. This plan is our invitation to you – across construction, design, development, housing associations, local government and other partners. We welcome partners who share our ambition to challenge traditional norms and build better homes faster.”
Developers wanting to view all the opportunities can find them here.
Developers wanting to apply for any of the opportunities should go here.
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