Eccles-based housing group ForViva has launched a building services framework worth up £290m to support the delivery of 1,200 homes across the North West.
ForViva currently owns and manages 24,000 in the region and is currently delivering a development plan, worth £180m, which will provide over 1,000 new homes.
To support its new and existing homes, the group has started the search for a consultant team. This framework is split across four lots, covering project management; architecture; structural engineering services; and ground investigation services.
The framework is expected to last for four years and up to three winning firms will be picked for each lot from a shortlist of 10.
The project management and architect lots are the largest at £80m; while the structural engineering lot is worth £70m and the ground investigation lot is worth £60m.
The group includes housing assocations City West Housing Trust and Villages Housing Association, as well as construction firm ForWorks, and ForLiving, which provides homes for market rent, private sale, and shared ownership.
It also manages 5,500 homes in Ellesmere Port and Neston for Cheshire West & Chester Council, under its ForHousing brand.
Nigel Sedman, ForViva’s group director of homes said: “This major tender will ensure that we are always ready to start developments as it will give us ready access to the services we need without having to go out to the market each time.
“We know that working in partnership we achieve more so working with a range of like-minded partners to deliver outcomes collaboratively is important to us. Bringing services in will benefit our approach and, ultimately, improve lives.”
Projects ForViva is working on in the North West under its brands include a scheme in Broughton which will provide 14 homes for vulnerable people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.