Development framework

Our procurement processes aim to foster good quality designs which are aesthetically appealing, efficient to build and deliver exceptional value for money.

Working with partners

Good teamwork through effective partnering is essential to our procurement process. We want to work with companies who share our values and produce outstanding work.

Our approach and our values focus on:

  • shared problem solving
  • mutual trust and respect
  • effective teamwork and open communication
  • shared project goals
  • early involvement of project partners and stakeholders.

Our development framework

Our development framework includes both works and services. It aims to enable us to:

  • form and lead successful project teams
  • be flexible and respond quickly to changing market conditions
  • maintain a culture where we work collaboratively with our project partners and take responsibility for all aspects of project delivery
  • encourage efficient design and waste reduction and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • focus on the quality of the completed product and excellent service delivery whilst reducing build costs
  • form strong business relationships founded on trust and mutual respect
  • encourage excellent supply chain performance
  • engage our community development team, Catalyst Gateway, to deliver a range of education, training, health and wellbeing projects
  • standardise our processes and procedures so that we can operate more effectively
  • instil rigorous risk and value management procedures as an integral part of project briefs
  • comply with our value for money commitments to the Homes and Communities Agency
  • consistently achieve a level of excellent aftercare and champion our service standards

Our framework partners


  • Allenbuild Limited
  • Ardmore Construction Limited
  • Higgins Construction plc
  • Leadbitter Group
  • Rydon Construction Limited
  • Wates Living Space Limited
  • Willmott Dixon Housing Limited

Project management/cost consultant/employer’s agent and CDM-C

  • Silver (Trading name for Cyril Silver & Partners LLP)
  • PRP Project Services (PRP LLP)
  • Davis Langdon, an AECOM Company
  • EC Harris LLP
  • Baily Garner LLP
  • Airey Miller Partnership LLP


  • Levitt Bernstein Associates Limited
  • Pollard Thomas & Edwards Limited
  • Alan Camp Architects LLP
  • Cartwight Pickard Architects
  • Conran & Partners Limited
  • Hester Architects Limited
  • BPTW Partnership
  • PRP Architects LLP
  • HTA Architects Limited

Structural and civil engineers

  • Clancy Consulting Limited
  • MLM Consulting Engineers Limited
  • Ramboll UK Limited
  • Campbell Reith Hill LLP
  • Price & Myers LLP
  • Webb Yates Engineers Limited

Mechanical and electrical engineers

  • Baily Garner LLP
  • Calford Seaden LLP
  • DSSR
  • Ramboll UK Limited
  • Couch Perry & Wilkes
  • Rolton Group Limited

Planning, valuation, party wall and rights of light surveyors

  • Clutton LLP
  • Pellings LLP
  • CgMs with Cushman and Wakefield and Malcolm Hollis
  • GL Hearn Limited
  • Savills (L&P) Ltd
  • Barton Willmore and Anderson Wilde & Harris

We are delighted to be working closely with these businesses and we look forward to jointly delivering our ambitious development programme between October 2012 and October 2016.