Kier Living, the residential arm of the Kier Group, has successfully secured a place on all five of the regional panels of the HCA’s new £8bn Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3).
The new DPP3 framework will run for four years and has doubled in value as the HCA takes responsibility for an increasing number of mixed-use and multi-tenure schemes and welcomes more client bodies as users of its framework.
The delivery partner panel model has been in use for six years and has already enabled the delivery of 45,000 homes across 250 sites nationwide.
Kier Living is only one of a small number of house builders that have been successful on all five of the regional panels.
The HCA and a wide range of other public sector organisations use the Delivery Partner Panel (DPP) to speed up the procurement of housing led development, including all activities necessary to build new homes and associated infrastructure.
John Anderson, executive director, Kier Living said: “This is superb news for Kier Living and reinforces our position as one of the UK’s leading public sector house builders.
“The success is also a timely reminder of the critical importance of building more homes nationwide. Experts estimate that we need around 250,000 new homes per annum to cater for market demand, while less than 150,000 units were completed last year. Meanwhile rents in the UK are increasing annually and approximately 1.4 million people sit on local authority waiting lists.
“The DPP3 framework offers public sector organisations a quick and efficient way to build new homes for their communities and we look forward to partnering on projects across the UK.”
This latest major framework win follows on from a range of other significant successes for Kier Living. Most recently securing a £41.9m contract from the HCA to build over 1,700 new affordable homes through their Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP 2016 to 2021), and latterly with the launch of the £1bn New Communities Partnership fund and the creation of several major joint ventures with private and public organisations.