Contractors Osborne and Lovell have each won a £20m package of work for the construction of council homes in the London Borough of Southwark.
Southwark Council’s Directly Funded Housing Programme aims to build 11,000 new homes over the next 30 years.
Osborne and Lovell have been appointed to deliver the first phase. The contracts were awarded through the iESE (improvement and Efficiency South East) framework.
The two contractors are collaborating to maximise performance and efficiencies across the programme, embracing topics such as supply chain development, continuous improvement, and employment and training.
Lovell's involvement in the programme was first reported in December.
Southwark councillor Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I’m excited to see this phase of our directly funded council housing project getting underway, these new genuinely affordable homes will go a long way to addressing both the high demand for more council homes and the diverse housing needs of our population.”
Osborne director for homes Garfield Coombs said; “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to be involved in one of the largest council-funded housing projects in the country. As our London office is based in Southwark we are ideally placed to deliver the best accommodation for our local community. We are committed to working with local companies and employing local people through our supply chain as well as working with local schools and employing apprentices.”
Osborne has six separate projects to deliver. These are:
Lovell has four schemes to build. These are:
The programme is due to start at the end of February 2014, with the final project due to be completed early in 2016.