Published: 19th Jun 2020

The Building Better alliance of housing associations has selected Procurement for Housing (PfH) to develop a procurement framework for offsite manufacturing with the aim of building a minimum of 500 homes.  PfH was appointed after a competitive tender process and will start work immediately. The offsite construction framework will be informed by Building Better’s research, including over 100 interviews with housing associations and their residents, analysis of the latest offsite innovations and learning from previous projects, which all indicate that greater collaboration and standardisation are key to overcoming the offsite supply challenge. PfH will use these research findings and its own experience of developing complex procurement projects, to create a demand-led framework that will overcome common barriers around offsite construction in social housing. Building Better was set up through the National Housing Federation’s Greenhouse innovation programme in 2018, which explored the reasons behind the chronic shortage of affordable homes and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)