News

09.04.2021

SWPA launches procurement guide for Energy Efficiency Works

SWPA has launched a new guide for local authorities, housing associations and other registered providers that are looking to procure energy efficiency works.

The new guide from SWPA provides details of its £800m Energy Efficiency Measures and Associated Works (N8) framework, which runs until 8 November 2024.

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News

01.04.2021

SWPA have moved to a new office

We have moved to new offices in Exeter.

Although the team is still working from home we hope to be back in the office soon.

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31.03.2021

SWPA have recently become members of the UK Green Building Council

SWPA have recently become members of the UK Green Building Council! The team is ready to expand our knowledge about retrofit programmes to reach zero carbon targets and net zero new builds.

UKGBC have a range of great resources able to inform decisions on these topic areas as well as social value and much more!

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17.03.2021

Unlocking Innovation in Construction to be the best in the West

An innovative new £1.1bn procurement solution has been launched by Constructing Modern Methods (CMM) and the South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) with the aim to unlock offsite, low carbon, housing.

 

Tackling the housing crisis is a priority for all local authorities, but in the West and South West of England public sector housing represents the fastest growing area of construction, with Bristol City Council alone committed to building 2,000 new homes every year.

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News

05.03.2021

Post BREXIT approach to hiring from non-UK countries

The UK construction workforce has long included workers from outside UK, most recently from Eastern European countries, including EU accession states.  In 2017, a CITB research paper revealed that while the UK construction workforce was still largely home-grown, migrants played a critical role, particularly in London, where they make up half the workforce, and in the South East.

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26.01.2021

Energy Efficiency Measures and Associated Works (N8) Framework Launch Webinar

SWPA's Energy Efficiency Measures and Associated Works (N8) framework is now live! It comprises of two workstreams, workstream one (WS1) has companies covering 21 individual measures. Workstream two (WS2) is the multi-disciplinary lot, with companies able to provide multiple measures.

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News

16.12.2020

Constructing Excellence South West Awards 2020

Following our announcement that we had been selected as finalists, for the Offsite Award, with our case study ‘Why is the time now right for offsite’; we are delighted to announce that we won the category and the Winner of Winners award in collaboration with Magna Housing, Rollalong Ltd and Complex Asset Management Solutions (CAMS), will now go forward to the Constructing Excellence National Awards. We are glad that our work has been recognised so highly and are hopeful for another win!

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13.11.2020

Contract Award Notice for N8 Energy Efficiency Measures & Associated Works

Public sector procurement specialist SWPA has published the Contract Award Notice for its Energy Efficiency Measures & Associated Works (N8) Framework Agreement.

The Framework allows local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to source specialist suppliers who can provide a variety of carbon-reduction  measures for domestic and public buildings and can carry out any associated repairs and retrofit work.

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14.10.2020

LHC Group Annual Review 2019/20

SWPA as part of the LHC Group has released the 2019/20 annual review online. Read about our contribution back to the community, our performance and much more.

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News

12.10.2020

Bristol Housing Festival 2020

SWPA are proud to be a headline sponsor for the #VirtualExpo2020 with Bristol Housing Festival. We’re excited to be involved in a range of virtual activities this year; we have our own exhibition room, blog on ‘The Key to Delivering Offsite and MMC Homes Successfully’, and Mary will be participating in a panel discussion.

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