Osborne Bags a Place on £630m Southern Housing Group

Southern Housing Group is launching its first contractors’ framework worth over £630m over the next five years and Osborne has won a place on this framework.
The Group has appointed 13 leading contractors in total to provide a stable platform to support the delivery of over 450 new homes every year until 2025.

The new framework will see the Group embedding a partnership approach with delivery partners providing new homes through joint venture style arrangements. The contractors’ framework is part of a larger network of refreshed and new frameworks for the Group’s architects, employers’ agents, structural engineers, services engineers and principal designers. Together all these framework partners will work alongside the Group’s new in-house building company, Southern Housing Construction Ltd, to deliver the Group’s development ambitions.

Andy Berridge, Director of Development at Southern Housing Group said, “This framework is the culmination of a huge amount of work and is a vital next step in realising the Group’s development plans. I am delighted to welcome our contractor partners. I am looking forward to the new frameworks making a real difference to delivering the Group’s Development Strategy over the next few years. The next steps now will be to develop KPIs and agree ways of working and best practice.”

This is a new initiative for Southern Housing Group. Alan Townshend, Group Development Director said, “As the Group progresses its plans to increase the output of new homes there is a growing need to marshal the Group’s resources effectively.  With over £630m worth of contracts up for appointment over the next few years we have to ensure we are delivering value for money. This framework will help us to achieve this whilst remaining true to our social objectives. We remain committed to delivering a high proportion of affordable good quality homes for people in need.”

Andy Doylend, Managing Director of Osborne’s Homes Business, said: “Being part of this framework is highly significant for us as we look forward to helping provide more homes with Southern Housing Group. This sees us strengthening our portfolio and continuing to work with forward thinking partners who recognise the collaborative approach we bring.”