Ilke homes, TopHat, and Impact Modular have been appointed to work for the £600m Building Better framework. These volumetric housing manufacturers aim to deliver more than 500 factory-made homes per year over the initial four-year term, under this project.
Building Better is an alliance of 29 housing associations and local authorities. It is supported by the National Housing Federation, working to promote the use of prefabrication and modular construction – so-called ‘modern’ methods of construction or MMC.
The framework is run by Procurement for Housing. The collaboration of Procurement for Housing and Building Better now picks three contractors– Ilke Homes, Tophat, and Impact Modular on a direct award basis.
This indicates that housing associations and local authorities do not need to go through any additional tender process. It is estimated that this streamlined contracting approach should save each housing provider around £15,000 in procurement costs.
Building Better’s MMC Category 1 Construction Systems framework covers pre-manufactured, three-dimensional buildings that are factory-produced and delivered to site.
Below mentioned are the three lots sorted for this framework:
- Lot 1: Low rise houses – Ilke Homes
- Lot 2: Low rise houses and low/medium rise apartments – TopHat
- Lot 3: Low/medium rise apartments – Impact Modular