United Living is appointed to £8bn housing framework to tackle housing crisis
UK contractor, United Living has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to its new four-year, £8bn housing framework.
Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) is the latest iteration of a government framework that has been running for six years, and has already led to the delivery of 45,000 homes on 250 sites.
HCA’s new DPP3 framework will run for four years, and has been split into five regional lots, each comprising up to 35 approved suppliers. United Living has been appointed to all five geographical lots – North East Yorkshire & Humberside, North West, Midlands, East and South East (excluding London), and the South & South West.
The framework aims to enable faster and more efficient procurement of new housing nationwide, and includes different types of residential developments; from open market housing to starter homes, affordable homes, homes for rent and extra care developments.
CEO of United Living Ian Burnett said: “We are delighted to be appointed to the DPP3 because this is the first opportunity as a new company that we are able to pre-qualify for works. We’re excited about working with local authorities, public bodies and our registered provider customers to bring forward the much-needed homes the country needs.
“As a new entry to the DPP3 we believe that we will bring a number of new ideas and attributes to the panel.”
DPP3 also aims to enable the procurement of homes using alternative construction methods, such as custom build properties, homes built using off-site manufacture techniques, custom build and the provision of serviced self-build plots.
Bidders were required to demonstrate their capability in terms of both contract and development-led projects.