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Green Lane, Bradford
How an innovative approach to in-house contracting can reduce reliance on external contractors, save on build costs, increase control over the development process and create a successful new business stream.
Incommunities development arm - Lumia Homes - has taken an innovative approach to procurement. Acting as principal contractor and working directly with sub-contractors, Lumia has built 65 new homes and established a model for in-house contracting.
Faced with a rundown 1950’s estate, blighted by anti-social behaviour, Incommunities wanted to regenerate the area with new family-sized housing. However, having cleared the site, interest from developers was limited. Incommunities therefore decided to deliver the scheme via ‘Direct Procurement’, building on the success of their first Direct Procurement scheme in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
Incommunities’ Lumia Homes brand acted as main contractor for the development, sub-contracting the works packages and managing operations on site. Some sub-contracting packages were delivered by in-house teams too. Lumia Homes provided a high quality construction management service, with a smooth-running site and the flexibility to cope with changes that arose during the development period. An additional house was added to the scheme without the penalties or time delays imposed by an external contactor.
Placeshapers retweeted Becky Whitmore
Glad to see this response to the vile leaflet and that it's not from the parish council.
14 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Paul Hackett
Much as I applaud government for this initiative it’s only part of story. 1.4m low-income households depend on #PRS… https://t.co/ppjTw4zeRa
15 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Rachael Orr
Great news the Govt plans to stop short-notice evictions for tenants. Long overdue. Well done to @Shelter… https://t.co/v5EFg7e721
15 Apr 2019
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