Summers-Inman successfully appointed to £1.5 billion Innovation Chain North Framework

Summers-Inman has been appointed by Great Places Housing Group to its Innovation Chain North (ICN) framework of consultants for the next 4 years.

The £1.5 billion framework has been designed to support delivery of new homes across the north of England, not only to support Great Places’ affordable development programme but also other Housing Associations operating across the north of England.

One of the 103 contractors and consultants from the 206 that applied to be successful, Summers-Inman  were selected based on technical competence, price and commitment to social value.

The firm has been successful in East region (which covers Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire East) and West region (covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire West and Staffordshire) for the following lots –

  • C1a East – Employer’s Agent
  • C1a West – Employer’s Agent
  • C1b East – Employer’s Agent & Principal Designer
  • C1b West – Employer’s Agent & Principal Designer
  • C3 East – Building Surveying
  • C3 West – Building Surveying

Commenting on their appointment David Blakey, Director from Summers-Inman, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been appointed to the ICN framework of consultants.  Our experience in the affordable housing sector is extensive, supporting clients to deliver outstanding projects through our service provision. We are excited by this appointment and very much look forward to working with Great Places Housing and the framework users over the next 4 years.”

Joanne Whitehead, Great Places’ Development Performance Manager, responsible for managing the framework, added :

“We are delighted to be working with Summers-Inman on our new ICN framework. We are confident they will be able to work with us and the clients of ICN in delivering the sector’s extensive development ambitions in the North.”

The new £1.5 billion framework will run until June 2028.

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