Eleven delivery partners including Wates, Carillion and Mitie have been appointed to a national framework to deliver sustainability schemes including Community Energy Saving Projects.
Several energy companies are backing the scheme which will be procured and developed by WM Housing Group, Savills Commercial Ltd and Trowers & Hamlins LLP.
Whitefriars Housing, part of the WM Housing Group will be the first to use the framework in delivering a £6million CESP scheme in two areas of Coventry, Willenhall and Willenhall Wood.
WM Housing director of property services Richard Osborne said: “We have worked innovatively with our partners to secure this framework agreement which allows other housing providers to deliver CESP within the timeframe set out by government.
“This helps the partners to save costs which can be ploughed into providing more affordable housing and related services. It has also been designed so it can be used for future grant funded schemes such as the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).”
CESP targets households across the UK, in areas of low income, to reduce fuel bills and cut carbon emissions. There are 4,500 areas eligible for CESP nationally and it is expected to deliver up to £350million of efficiency measures.
The framework will save both time and money in procuring these schemes and is designed to ensure that the CESP funding is realised before the government cut-off of December 2012
Procurement costs will be saved since social housing providers and local authorities can access the framework without having to run a separate procurement process.
The delivery partners include: Bullock Construction; Climate Energy Limited; Carillion Energy Services; Lovell Partnerships; Mark Group, Mitie Property Services (UK) and Wates Construction, backed up by energy companies including Npower Limited, EDF Energy, and Scottish Power Energy Retail.
Those interested in accessing the CESP framework can contact Trevor Passingham at WM Housing on 024 7676 7144, John Kiely at Savills on 020 7409 8858, or Katie Saunders and Laura Bowlt at Trowers & Hamlins on 0161 211 0000.