RLB appointed to CHIC Newbuild Homes Framework

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Rider Levett Bucknall UK has been appointed to the CHIC (Communities and Housing Investment Consortium Ltd (CHIC)) Newbuild Framework.

This new nationwide public sector Framework spans eight years and incorporates construction works and consultancy services starting from March 2024, and valued at  £3.2bn. It will cater for a wide range of project types, from small infill and garage sites to large estate regeneration projects including newbuild, refurbishment/retrofit and cross subsidy housing for sale. It also provides MMC solutions including fully modular, frame and panel, and turnkey options.

RLB has secured a position on ‘Lot 1 – Consultancy Services’ and will be providing  Project Management services including Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer services.

The framework lots and workstreams were shaped through consultation with CHIC’s members, consultants and contractors to ensure that it offers a compliant route to market that addresses the sectors evolving needs.

Sarah Davey, CHIC’s Head of Development commented,

“This framework offers our members an inclusive approach, encouraging innovation, efficiency and social value outcomes. We believe it will help our members to deliver their newbuild developments efficiently, setting a gold standard for the sector.”

Paul Sambrook, Partner and Head of Residential for RLB said,

“The CHIC newbuild framework that has been designed to meet its members needs, is leading the way in inclusive working and ensuring innovation, sustainability and quality are at the very core of activities. These values are very much at the heart of RLB and the team is extremely pleased to have been appointed to provide Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer services, building on our existing relationship with CHIC. We are really looking forward to continuing to support its members.”

Membership of CHIC is free and available for any public sector body. Over 200 organisations are already members, primarily housing associations and local authorities, but also members from the health and education sectors.

For more information visit CHIC website


Paul Sambrook
Paul Sambrook

Partner - National Head of Residential