Several social landlords have been appointed to a government list of developers to build homes on public sector land.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) today announced the appointments to its Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) list.
The list is free to use for government departments, NHS trusts, schools and universities, councils, housing associations and other public bodies seeking partners for residential developments on their land.
The HCA said the list helps streamline the often costly process of public sector procurement by providing a pre-qualified list.
DPP3 contains 70 organisations split into five different regions across the country, each of which includes several housing associations.
National players Clarion, Sanctuary and Places for People are included in the lists for every region.
Other organisations on the list are house builders such as Redrow Homes, Laing O’Rourke, Kier and Keepmoat.
Legal and General Homes – the housebuilding arm of the giant pension fund which owns the largest housebuilding factory in the country in Leeds – is named on all five lists.
Nick Walkley, chief executive of the HCA, said: “We hope as many local authorities and public bodies as possible use our improved Delivery Partner Panel to increase the pace of construction of new homes, while saving time, effort and costs.”
DPP3 will run from 31 July 2017 for a period of four years. The full list is available here. The organisations listed were appointed following fully compliant Official Journal of the European Union procurement.