Introduction to the Framework

This framework has been developed to provide an efficient, value for money procurement route for local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies for the offsite development of new residential buildings using modern methods of construction (MMC).

This framework agreement can be used for:

  • General housing
  • Apartments (including student accommodation and care homes)
  • Adaptive pods
  • Room on the roof projects
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Enhanced energy performance and net zero carbon projects
  • Groundworks for offsite projects

Procurement guide - PDF

Our vision for the framework

This framework is designed to support SWPA Clients to increase the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in delivering their housing programmes.

  • Meeting the ‘Gold Standard’
  • Promoting early collaboration between Clients and Appointed Companies
  • Bringing Clients together for aggregation of demand
  • Delivery of Net Zero Public Sector Buildings standard to support public bodies in meeting their net zero commitments for their new build projects.
  • Increased use of Pre-Construction Service Agreements (PCSAs)

Want to adopt modern
methods of construction?

The MMC definition framework provides a new
regularised terminology for ‘Modern Methods
of Construction’ used in home-building.

Visit MMC website

Workstreams

This framework is split into four workstreams with options to provide services under each workstream. 

Workstream 1 - 3 Dimensional Modular Systems

Low rise housing and apartments up to 11m in height

Low rise housing - adaptive pods

High rise housing 11m height or higher

Independent and assisted housing and care homes

 

Workstream 2 - 2D Panelised Systems

Supply only

Supply and install

Workstream 3 - Main Contractors

Main contractors low rise housing and apartments up to 11m in height

Main contractors high rise housing 11m height and over

Main contractors care homes and specialised housing

Main contractors roof on the roof

Workstream 4 - Groundworks and Associated Works

Groundworks and associated works

Appointed Companies for NH3

-- Beattie Passive Operations
-- Beard
-- BWF Construction Services
-- Celtic Offsite
-- Classic Builders
-- Construction Total Services
-- Cormac Contracting
-- Donaldson Timber Solutions
-- J.G Hale Construction

-- LoCal Homes
-- Reds10 (UK)
-- Remagin
-- Rollalong
-- Tercon
-- TopHat Communities
-- Vistry Partnerships
-- ZED PODS

SWPA Lifetime Values

In addition to providing our clients with competitively tendered Framework Agreements for building works, goods, and services SWPA is committed to delivering tangible social value and community benefits in meeting local and regional needs. SWPA work with our clients and appointed companies to ensure that wherever possible projects delivered using our Frameworks leave a social legacy.

SWPA has aligned its activities to create the SWPA Lifetime Values, which uses the 4 key value capitals as identified in the value toolkit by the Construction Innovation Hub.

During the life of the Framework SWPA will work with clients and appointed companies to promote, identify, implement, and monitor the impact of these value capitals, which could be supported by social value and community benefit initiatives alongside the delivery of the works or service contracts in meeting local and regional needs.

Contact SWPA for more information on this framework

Call us on 01895 274800 Email info@lhc.gov.uk

This framework is valid until 1st May 2027

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