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33 firms win £1bn Circle housing framework

More than 30 contractors have been selected for a £1bn construction framework with one of the country’s largest housing associations, Construction News can reveal.

Circle Housing Group has picked 33 firms to build new homes and undertake refurbishment and regeneration work through the framework.

The winning companies fought off competition from nearly 70 rival firms to be selected. The four-year framework is worth £500m to £1bn and was advertised in March 2013.

The winners include Ardmore Construction, Balfour Beatty subsidiary Mansell, Keepmoat, Kier, Galliford Try, Lakehouse, Leadbitter, Morgan Sindall subsidiary Lovell Partnerships, Seddon Construction, United House, Wates Living Space and Willmott Dixon (see box for the full list of winners).

The work is split into 45 lots covering projects ranging from under £1m to more than £10m across nine areas: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Surrey, Kent, north London, south London, Norfolk and Suffolk, and the West Midlands.

Earlier this year, social housing contractor United House was awarded a £150m major repairs and maintenance contract to refurbish 14,000 properties in Circle’s southern region, which covers Merton Priory in south-west London, Mole Valley in the Dorking and Leatherhead area of Surrey, and Russet Homes in the Tonbridge area of Kent.

Circle Housing Group director of housing growth and mobility Mike Ward said: “Circle is stepping up its development programme over the next few years and the winning contractors will play a key role in helping us to deliver our plans.

“Competition for appointment to the framework was fierce, with almost 100 applications. This resulted in a very high standard of submissions, and Circle can be confident that we have the right mix to deliver quality homes over the next four years.”

Framework winners

Ardmore Construction, Balfour Beatty subsidiary Mansell, Brooks and Wood, Bugler, Bullock, Camelcrest, Crestel Partnerships, Durkan, Glenman, Jarvis, Keepmoat, Kier, Kind & Company, Galliford Try, Gipping Construction, Higgins, Jessup Brothers, Lakehouse, Leadbitter, Lindum, MC Property Services, Morgan Sindall subsidiary Lovell Partnerships, Mullaley, Oakwood, RR Richardson, Seddon Construction, T & A Keoghan, United House, Wates Living Space, Westridge, Wildgoose, Willmott Dixon and Youngs Homes (the full list of winners is contained in the PDF, which can be downloaded from the link to the right of this story).

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