Homes England appoints agent panel to £30m UK contract

By James Buckley - Thursday, July 05, 2018 15:00

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Homes England, formerly The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), has appointed a panel of 19 agents and other suppliers to a UK property services contract which could be worth around £30m in fees, CoStar News can reveal.

The appointed firms will deliver property related services in all areas of England to its Property Professional Services framework.

The appointed advisers are: Carter Jonas; Savills; Knight Frank; Montagu Evans; Lambert Smith Hampton; JLL; GVA; GL Hearn; Gerald Eve; Deloitte; Cushman & Wakefield; Colliers International; CBRE; BNP Paribas Real Estate; Aspinall Verdi Eddisons JV; Bradley Hall; Hartnell Taylor Cook; Sanderson Weatherall; and Thomas Lister.

Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. Its vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas.

The appointment, which will commence this month, is for the provision of a number of services which can be provided under the framework including property advisory services, estate management, property investment, development monitoring & financial services, valuation services and structuring development partnerships.

The contracts were procured through an OJEU compliant process meaning property related services can be drawn down by Homes England and its partners more quickly and cost effectively via mini tender.

The former HCA has operated a property panel for 15 years and the new panel has replaced one which has run since 2014 and has been used by around 80 partner organisations.

The new enlarged panel will offer greater choice and capacity to public sector users and made available to a range of public sector bodies, supporting Homes England’s expanding land role, while also helping other public bodies dispose of land their more quickly.

It will also be used to procure up to £100m in property related services including; property consultancy, agency services (site disposals and acquisitions), estate management, appraisal and financial services and project management. The panel will run until 2022.

Iain Mulvey, Business Development Director and Framework Lead, Carter Jonas, said: ­­­­­­­“Homes England plays a major role in securing land and supporting innovative house builders to provide homes for families across the country and we are extremely proud to have been appointed to this panel for a second time, to support its work.

“It is a testament to the wide-range of services that Carter Jonas provides as well as our team’s ability to manage large, national portfolios from our network of 37 office locations across the UK. It also demonstrates our capability to deliver complex projects designed to increase the speed of housing supply, incorporating new methods of construction to accelerate pace.”

Claire Barclay, Specialist Valuation and Disposals Lead at Homes England said: “We are delighted to have appointed Carter Jonas to work with Homes England on a range of important services. It’s this type of strong partnership approach that will help us deliver the 300,000 homes needed each year up to the middle of the next decade”

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