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Consortium picked for £65m Leeds project

Leeds City Council has named the LiLAC Consortium as preferred bidder on the £65 million Independent Living Project.

The consortium - made up of facilities management specialist Powerminster Gleeson Services Ltd, housing provider Progress Care Housing Association, regional building contractor Jack Lunn Construction, financial backers Nord LB and Gleeson Capital Solutions - will now go to the detailed negotiation stage.

The project, funded by the Government's Private Finance Initiative, will see construction of 70 purpose-designed properties for 350 adults with learning disabilites.

PFI director at Powerminster Gleeson Services David Bradbury said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the partners to prove that we can collectively provide modern sustainable housing for vulnerable people in Leeds. We are confident that our expertise on this type of project in other areas will demonstrate how we could deliver huge benefits both for occupants and for Leeds City Council.”

The contract will be awarded in March 2008 and building will begin in May 2008. Work is due for completion by May 2011.