News

22.10.2021

Social Value – The People Approach

As we are all aware social value is a wide-ranging topic which has become more prevalent in the public sector since the inception of the Social Value Act (2012). The squeeze on public sector budgets has exacerbated the need for social value to help generate the desired value for money outcomes.

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News

19.10.2021

Contractors appointed to £1.6 billion public buildings framework

The Public Buildings Construction and Infrastructure (PB3) framework from LHC, the contracting authority for SWPA, allows local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to source contractors for works relating to the construction and refurbishment of educational, healthcare, emergency service and community buildings.

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News

19.10.2021

Unlocking the value of MMC for social housing

Tony Woods, Technical Manager at LHC – the contracting authority for SWPA, explains how sector collaboration can help social housing providers to fully embrace MMC.

With the many challenges and pressures facing the housing market today – and in particular those faced by the social housing sector – it’s time for providers to start exploring new solutions.

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News

19.10.2021

In case you missed it, the latest news round-up from SWPA

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter, we have put together some upcoming events and a round up of some of our news stories from the last few months!

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News

05.10.2021

Engineering inspection suppliers appointed to £5m public sector framework

Eight suppliers have been awarded a place on a new engineering inspection framework, worth £5million, for public sector organisations in the South West, as part of a national procurement from LHC.

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News

05.10.2021

Housing First explained

Housing First is a housing led support approach which gives people with a history of entrenched or repeat homelessness their own home and unconditional, intensive support to maintain it. It was first developed in New York in the early 1990s and has since been adopted across the world. Finland, where Housing First is national government policy, is the only EU country to reduce street homelessness in the past decade.

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News

27.09.2021

Smart Construction Theme Group (Digital and Offsite) 28.09.21

Hear from participants of the Challenge, ranging from start-ups to housing associations, within the sector and outside. Find out more about the problems they were solving, and the vision their teams have for industry. Get involved in the shift away from cheapness, towards digital manufacturing, data and digital driven processes and whole-life value.

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News

02.09.2021

How offsite technology is transforming UK construction

In this article, David Harris, Managing Director of Premier Modular, looks at the drivers for the increase in demand for offsite building solutions and how the approach is addressing some of the key challenges in UK construction.

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News

31.08.2021

How to procure energy efficiency works

The climate emergency has highlighted to us all the need to not just improve our ways but to retrofit our existing buildings.

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News

20.08.2021

SWPA demonstrates commitment to employees by achieving WWC

Public sector procurement specialist LHC, the contracting authority for SWPA, has been recognised for its commitment to its employees after being awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

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