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Skies the limit for Woodhead Group’s housing expertise

Woodhead Group has continued its strong start to the year by being reappointed to the Blue Skies Contractor Framework.

The framework, which is managed by the Blue Skies Consortium, is designed to encourage a collaborative approach to delivering technically demanding housing schemes.

Woodhead Group has previously delivered a number of challenging projects through the framework, including the multi award winning Cross Street Eco Town Development for Longhurst Group and a programme of complex infill sites for Spire Homes, which received three National Considerate Constructors Awards.

The consortium consists of a collection of housing associations from across the East Midlands, which focus on delivering high-quality, affordable properties for their social housing tenants.

David Leonard, head of construction services at Longhurst Group (on behalf of the Blue Skies Consortium) said: “Our Contractor Procurement Framework is integral to us building new homes. This allows us have access to a wide range of locally-operating contractors, who will play an invaluable role in supporting the development plans of the participating housing associations.

“Woodhead Group has demonstrated its experience and expertise in helping deliver affordable housing. We look forward to working with them over the next four years.”

Tom Woodhead, director of the Woodhead Group said: “Our reappointment to this framework is testament to the great work our teams have delivered previously for the Blue Skies Consortium. The news of our successful appointment comes in the centenary year   of the ambitious 1919 Housing Act which promised support from the government to help build more homes.

During this celebratory year, we look forward to continuing to work as part of the framework across the Midlands and South Yorkshire, not just delivering housing but also providing a positive community impact through skills, training, local spend and employment.”