National partnership housing developer Lovell has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to its new £8 billion national housing delivery panel.
The newly-launched four-year Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) framework covers the whole of England, apart from London. Panel members will be eligible to bid for contracts to deliver new-build homes on public sector land ranging from open market properties for sale, affordable housing and starter homes to homes for rent and extra care housing. There will also be opportunities to carry out refurbishment programmes for existing homes, including retrofit schemes designed to make properties more energy-efficient.
Lovell has been appointed to all five geographical regions of DPP3: East and South East; South and South West; Midlands; North East Yorkshire and the Humber and the North West.
Used by the HCA and other public sector bodies to speed up the process for appointing developers to undertake housing schemes, the panel system has now been in operation for seven years during which time it has delivered over 43,500 new homes nationally. Lovell’s strong record as an established partnership housing developer saw the company also win places on both previous partner panels. The panels streamline housing procurement by giving public sector bodies access to a pre-qualified list of housing developers.
Managing director Jonathan Goring says: “Our appointment to all five geographical regions of DPP3 underlines Lovell’s nationwide strength and the company’s impressive record of working with partner organisations to deliver the new homes which England so urgently needs. We look forward to continuing to work with the HCA and our other public sector partners to help tackle the housing shortage through the development of modern, high-quality homes, as well as using our regeneration expertise to undertake improvements for existing housing stock.”