Oxford seeks firms for £1bn offsite housing plans

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Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/buildings/contracts/oxford-seeks-firms-for-1bn-offsite-housing-plans-15-02-2021/

Oxford City Council is searching for contractors to deliver sustainable housing using modern methods of construction under a framework worth up to £1bn.

The council expects to deliver around £490m of new housing via the framework, which will be managed by its wholly owned company Oxford City Housing.

Projects will be split into two lots, with one covering small projects up to £8m and one for projects above that. The council estimates the total value of the framework could rise to £1bn if other public sector contracting bodies make use of it.

The new houses to be built must hit high sustainability targets. This will include delivering houses in line with sustainable passivhaus principles and taking a fabric-first approach. This will involve maximising the energy performance of the components and materials before any mechanical and electrical services are considered.

The council has earmarked 18 sites in its region for development, which could lead to more than 2,500 homes being built.

Up to eight firms are expected to be appointed to the framework, which is scheduled to run for four years.

Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/buildings/contracts/oxford-seeks-firms-for-1bn-offsite-housing-plans-15-02-2021/

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