Twenty engineering specialists have been appointed by Homes England to prepare brownfield sites for residential development.
The members have been appointed to the housing agency’s new Multidisciplinary Framework to provide technical advice, services and design input to help Homes England prepare brownfield and surplus public sector land for residential development.
Their expertise will help increase the pace, scale and quality of development and accelerate delivery of new homes in areas of greatest demand, according to Homes England.
The specialists are Aecom, Amey, Arcadis Consulting, Arup, Atkins, BDP, Curtins Consulting, East Hampshire District Council’s Regenco, Gleeds Advisory, GVA, Jacobs, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Mace, Pell Frischmann Consultants, Peter Brett Associates, Tibbalds Campbellreith JV, Turner and Townsend, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions, WSP and WYG Engineering.
Homes England is supporting the private sector where development remains hindered by complex delivery and economic constraints. As part of this, Homes England aims to purchase land, remediate contaminated brownfield sites, as well as fund and deliver primary infrastructure.
The Framework, due to be launched on 2 February, will enable procurement of £100M worth of services. It will also be available to other public sector bodies and will form part of the suite of Homes England Frameworks.
Homes England executive director for land Stephen Kinsella said: “We want to work with ambitious partners who can help us accelerate housing development, deliver value for money, use their skills, knowledge and capacity to significantly increase housing delivery across the country.
“Members appointed to the new Framework bring with them a wealth of knowledge and housing expertise that will enhance the work of Homes England. This will help us meet our ambition to accelerate housebuilding and deliver the 300,000 homes needed each year by the mid-2020s.”