Kingdom appoints consultants to new framework to support affordable homes delivery

KINGDOM Housing Association has announced it has appointed a number of consultants to its new Consultant Services Framework to help support its new build affordable housing programme.

The framework, which will run for a minimum of two years, will provide consultant services for Kingdom and the association’s subsidiaries and its affordable housing partners, should they choose.

Kingdom is estimating that 1,000 new homes will be delivered over the period of the framework, which will attract community benefit contributions from the appointed consultants to be used for local community or environmental projects.

The framework has been split into six lots covering: combined consultancy architect lead design team; architect; quantity surveyor/employers agent; civil structural engineer; building services engineer; and principal designer services.

Six consultancy firms have been appointed for each lot, with Kingdom explaining that the appointments are based on assessment criteria recognising both price and quality.

Kingdom Group chief executive Bill Banks said, “Kingdom’s Consultant Services Framework allows us to work with partners who deliver exceptional quality and value and who can help us achieve our strategic objectives. Working with the consultants on the framework we can deliver added value and community benefits and ensure we continue to prioritise our focus on sustainability and climate change.”