Novus appointed to £200 million social housing construction framework
Novus has been appointed to Efficiency North’s new EN:Procure New Build Housing framework for the north of England.
Social Housing Construction
The £200 million four-year framework will offer a leading-edge supply chain for social housing construction for Efficiency North’s growing social housing landlord membership across the region, with Novus awarded a position within the framework for midsize developments.
EN:Procure is the procurement arm of social housing organisation Efficiency North, which aims to build on the success of its previous 2016 – 2021 framework, which helped members procure and deliver almost 2,000 new homes for local communities.
The organisation covers the whole of the north of England including the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the Midlands – making it a local framework appointment for Novus, which is headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent.
Supporting social mobility
The framework supports Efficiency North’s strategy for social mobility in the communities in which it works through strengthening local training and employment opportunities.
All companies appointed to the framework, including Novus, are contractually obliged to provide a minimum of one training opportunity for every £1 million of work carried out.
Commenting on the framework appointment, Novus Property Solutions’ chief operating officer, Lee Hartley, said:
“We’re delighted to have been included in EN:Procure’s New Build Housing framework for the north of England and the Midlands, where Novus is based. The appointment comes as we launch our ambitious plans for significant growth across all of our key sectors, including housing, while providing the excellent levels of service we’re known for.
“It’s also fantastic to be appointed to a framework which places such emphasis on social value through its requirements on training opportunities provided by contractors, and we look forward to continuing to build a positive working relationship with EN:Procure.”
EN:Procure’s head of operations, Emma Mottram, added:
“I’m very pleased that the framework has achieved such an excellent offer, with a diverse range of small and large contractors operating across Northern England. It provides an intelligent procurement solution for new build schemes with maximum flexibility via the range of contract options and scheme development processes.
“We very much look forward to working with our landlord membership and the appointed contractors to develop schemes through the framework to help them meet demand for cross tenure new build housing throughout the North and Midlands.”
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