Suppliers named on £500m housing framework

Innovation Chain North West, a partnership of four housing associations, has selected more than 40 firms of consultants and contractors to undertake projects throughout the North over the next four years.

The four lead members of ICNW are Great Places Housing Group, Adactus Housing Group, Plus Dane Group and Harvest Housing, although the selected companies will work for a network of more than 30 housing associations through the ICNW.

The companies were chosen for separate lots covering architectural services, project management, engineering and building surveying for projects spread over the North of England, from Cumbria to Staffordshire and from Merseyside to Yorkshire. Most are in the North West.

Jim McMillan, assistant director of development at Great Places, said: "This announcement marks a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the best construction professionals in the region and take forward the aims of ICNW which was set up with a commitment to share learning, generate economies of scale, deliver efficiencies and promote construction innovation. By working in partnership with contractors and consultants, the network aims to deliver quality sustainable homes that are energy efficient and cheaper to run."

There selected firms were:


  • Bardsley Construction
  • Casey
  • Cruden
  • Forrest
  • Frank Haslam Milan
  • Kier Group
  • Lovell
  • Mansell
  • Rowlinson Construction
  • Seddon Construction
  • Southdale
  • Wates

Lot 1 – Employers Agent, Cost Consultancy and related services

Lot 2 -Engineering and related services

Lot 3 – Building Surveying

Lot 4 – Architectural services




John McCall Architects

Poole Dick Associates

Carley Daines & Partners

Rider Levett Bucknall

Bernard Taylor Partnerships

Wilkinson Cowan

Alan Johnston Partnership

Davis Langdon

DK Architects


Lancaster Maloney

Aedas Building Consultancy

Langtry-Langton Architects

SDA Consulting

Lancaster Maloney

Paddock Johnson Partnmership

Todd & Ledson


Cyril Sweett

Arcus Consulting

Arcus Consulting

ARK Design

Davis Langdon

PRP Architects

Simon Fenton Partnership

Ainsley Gommon Architects

Halsall Lloyd Partnership

Architects Plus

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