Greenwich council starts search for offsite homes provider
Greenwich council is on the hunt for a single “turnkey” provider to design, manufacture and install new homes using offsite manufacturing under a new £320m deal.
The successful contractor will be required to undertake feasibility studies and develop schemes through the entire design phase including obtaining full planning consent.
The selected firm will also be responsible for the offsite manufacture of buildings and carrying out all site construction to deliver the new homes.
According to the contract notice published on the Official Journal, the contract will be awarded for an initial five-year term with the option to up this to 10 years.
his could then be potentially extended by an additional three years due to delivery timescales.
Meridian Home Start, a community benefit society that provides affordable rented homes in Greenwich, will also be entitled to place orders under the proposed contract.
The contract will be part-funded by the Greater London Authority.
Contractors have until 1 March to register their interest in the deal, while a bidders’ briefing day will be held at an undisclosed date for companies that sign a confidentiality agreement.
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