News

21.02.2022

Housing Innovation, Data and Outcome Led Procurement - webinar

On Wednesday 23rd February at 11am, join SWPA, Constructing Excellence, YTKO, Bristol Housing Festival, and Cornwall Council for our webinar ‘Housing Innovation, Data and Outcome Led Procurement: The emerging solution to incubate new MMC housing supply and address the housing crisis’, to hear from industry experts on how our new DPS and CMM toolkit is a solution that both supports the MMC supply chain and assists local authorities and housing associations in building new, low carbon homes.

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News

16.02.2022

Multi-specialism consultancies sought for multi-million-pound public sector framework

Housing construction, fire safety and energy efficiency consultancies are encouraged to register interest for a new consultancy framework launching this summer. 

Consultancy Services (CS1) from LHC – the central hub of SWPA, offers public sector organisations a wide range of services across all stages of the design, construction, and refurbishment process, all in one framework. 

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News

14.02.2022

Plans for zero-carbon modular homes in Cullompton approved

At a meeting of the Planning Committee on Wednesday, 2nd February, Members voted to approve plans to build 6 energy efficient homes.

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News

10.02.2022

Cornwall Council takes next step in tackling housing crisis by investing in new offsite homes

Cornwall Council is set to announce an extension to its modular housing initiative to help tackle Cornwall’s housing crisis. 

Up to 30 two and three-bedroom homes, across several sites, will be built as part of a new partnership with South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) and Constructing Modern Methods. 

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News

07.02.2022

Public sector opportunities pegged for MMC homes specialists in 2022

Housing contractors and manufacturers are being sought to help shape a multi-million-pound framework launching later this year to deliver MMC homes including net carbon zero homes.  

LHC – the central hub for SWPA, is procuring the Modern Methods of Construction of New Homes (NH3) framework, in a bid to address new housing challenges in the sector.

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News

01.02.2022

What you need to know about the UKCA mark

We wanted to highlight an upcoming compliance for 2022 – to apply the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) product safety marking. This replaces EU safety labelling system – for example the CE marking that you will be familiar with. This change was supposed to have taken place on the 1st January 2022.

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News

13.01.2022

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 that you may have missed from the last few months!

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News

16.12.2021

Kitchen manufacturers put out notice for major public sector framework

The Supply of Kitchen Units and Worktops (K7) framework from LHC, the contracting authority for SWPA, will cover all public sector projects in the South West region.

It will allow local authorities and social landlords to deliver complete kitchen services including cabinets, worktops and associated products, such as energy rated appliances and impaired mobility options.

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News

16.11.2021

New £66 million framework seeks specialist window and door contractors

PVC-U and timber window and door manufacturers, suppliers and installers are being sought for a new four-year framework for public sector projects.

The Windows and Doors framework (WD2) from SWPA allows local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to source PVC-U and timber products and end-to-end design services for both residential and non-residential projects.

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News

04.11.2021

CESW Construction Summit - 17th November

We very much hope you can join us at our Construction Summit this year. We have an exciting lineup of speakers who will bring their expertise and experience to the following important topics.

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