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Competition: VIVID housing framework

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The newly formed VIVID housing association has announced a £1.5 million framework to deliver a range of new homes across Hampshire and Surrey

Teams chosen for the four-year agreement – divided into two lots covering architectural and employer’s agent services – will assist the housing provider in meeting its target to deliver 1,200 new dwellings annually up until 2022.

Around 300 units each year will be delivered using the architects’ framework which is expected to be worth £500,000 in fees over its lifetime. The remaining units will be delivered through section 106 developer-led projects which will required employer’s agent services valued at £1 million in fees for the duration of the framework.

In its brief, VIVID says: ‘As a strong regional housing association, we have a clearly defined social purpose to build more homes and make them affordable for everyone. We have plans to build at least 1,200 new homes a year across all tenures, making us major builder of new homes amongst UK housing associations. Our homes are located across 20 local authorities.

‘We’re developing a range of new-build housing sites to meet local needs and aspirations, and offer a choice of housing tenures including social and affordable rent, shared ownership, market sale and market rent. Our approach is to reinvest the surplus we make from both market sale and rent to increase the proportion of homes we build for social and affordable rent. Under the framework agreement, VIVID will have the option to call off contracts with consultants as and when services are required.’

Portsmouth-based VIVID was founded last April following a merger of First Wessex and Sentinel Housing Association. The organisation now manages around 30,000 homes with 70,000 customers and 1,000 employees.

The housing provider, which has a turnover of around £200 million, intends to deliver a range of tenures as part of the programme including social and affordable rent, shared ownership, market sale and market rent.

Over the past three years, the organisation has delivered more than 2,400 new homes. Current projects include the £120 million Alver Village scheme in Gosport, designed by John Thompson Partners and Chetwoods, which is set to complete next year.

The deadline for applications is midday, 23 February.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Victoria Harfield

Tel: +44 2392896819
Email: victoria.harfield@vividhomes.co.uk

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