Vinci and Wates among winners on £5bn zero-carbon housing framework

Vinci Construction, Engie and Wates Property Services are among a group of almost 50 providers chosen for a £5bn framework to carry out carbon-cutting improvement works on houses across the UK.

The framework, which will enable contractors to deliver smart, sustainable, zero-carbon homes, was established by the South East Consortium (SEC) earlier this year and is in its second iteration.

It focuses on providing whole house energy improvements to homes and provides those involved with opportunities to collaborate with organisations and implement changes at a stock holding or estate level together.

A total of 47 suppliers won spots on the framework, with Osborne Property Services and United Living also included among the winners.

Those on the framework will have access to work on the design and delivery of energy efficiency measures for houses, with the initiative running until 2024.

Public sector organisations can use the framework to contract firms to design a plan or roadmap as well as set out a long-term relationship to achieving zero carbon. Contractors may also be called on to carry out technology installation and maintenance work.

SEC, a specialist in housing projects, has said that the improvements made by builders will be practical, long-term and they will go further than simple “tick box” changes.

In January, Kier, Bam and Vinci were selected for a £750m building decarbonisation framework to carry out work for housing associations, in addition to other public sector buildings.

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