We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a place on the £750m Innovation Chain North Framework of contractors and consultants, led by Great Places Housing Group.

Our scope of works will include Phase 1 and Phase 2 Site Investigations and the delivery of Flood Risk Assessment services.

The framework has been designed to facilitate the delivery of new homes across the north of England, not only to support Great Places’ very ambitious development programme but, also those of other Housing Associations operating across this extensive area.

Conor Leyden, managing director of The LK Group commented: “We’re delighted to secure a place on the Great Places Housing Innovation Chain North Framework, and are looking forward to being part of the team, delivering new housing across the North of England.”

Helen Spencer, director of development at Great Places Housing Group, said: “We’d like to congratulate the 113 suppliers who have been awarded a place on the new ICN framework.

“Ahead of tender in late 2019, we consulted with colleagues across the sector, Contractors and Consultants, as well as drawing learning from managing the last framework to design a new framework which is fit for purpose as we move forward with our ambitions. We were delighted to have a huge response from the market and received high quality proposals and substantial social value pledges for our communities.

“The new framework will ensure we and our peer organisations have tried and tested partners to help us to deliver our extensive development programmes and to help our collective ambitions to tackle the housing crisis.”