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Businesses get private viewing of the future of local housing

Lorna Jeynes Published Friday, 7th April 2017

The housebuilding industry is stepping up to a whole new level throughout Worcestershire, with the Government unveiling new plans to build more homes.

At a housing breakfast meeting on March 21, local businesses had an exclusive sneak preview of the local housebuilding supply chain opportunities that are on the cards.

Lorna Jeynes, FindItInWorcestershire Project Manager at Worcestershire County Council, said: “With such large-scale changes on the cards, all eyes will be on the housebuilding market over the coming weeks and months.

“The housing breakfast meeting provided local businesses with an invaluable chance to get the latest updates and forge relationships and network with the key housing players in the county, as well as learn about the wealth of contract opportunities available to them.”

As well as spending time with the housing partners and hearing about the supply chain opportunities that will be available and what local associations and builders have got planned, attendees:

  • Were introduced to local housing and policy from David Warburton, Head of Public Land at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
  • Heard from Mark Dainter, Executive Business Manager at Oakleaf Commercial Services (part of the Community Housing Group), who’s keen to engage with the local supply chain
  • Received an update from major housebuilder, Kier Living, who’ve acquired a site for development in Rushwick, Worcester and are keen to engage with the local supply chain. (For more details about the development, check out this article).
  • Listened to Carl Taylor, Director at Redditch Cooperative Housing, about how the local housing association supports the supply chain in Redditch.