Appeal for contractors for next phase of housing investment programme

Telford & Wrekin Council is always looking for ways in which to support local trade and keep the business pound in the borough – and the next phase of its housing investment programme is no exception.

Appeal for contractors for next phase of housing investment programme

The council set up a wholly owned company called Nuplace to build 400 new homes for the private rental market.

Construction firm Lovell is the contractor working with Nuplace to deliver the second phase of the programme, which includes developments at The Oaklands at Matlock Avenue in Dawley and Miners’ Walk at Madeley Court. 

Two further sites in Hadley and Newport are proposed subject to planning.

The Oaklands  will feature 92 two and three bedroom homes. This will see 47 new homes for private rent by Nuplace and 45 of the homes  being sold on the open market by Lovell.

Miners’ Walk at Madeley Court will have 53 units and is a mix of two and three bedroom homes and properties will be ready for occupation in spring 2017. Work starts on construction of the homes in the coming weeks.

Lovell is currently looking to appoint local building contractors and construction specialists to help them deliver the project.

Businesses interested in becoming a supplier or contractor to Lovell can download a supplier registration document to be sent directly to Lovells.

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for Housing, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to help Lovell deliver the second phase of the Nuplace programme.

“I hope businesses across the borough will take up the opportunity. We are proud to be a business winning and business supporting council and the more money that can be spent in the borough by our local businesses, the stronger the local economy will be.”