- The seven-year collaborative framework is designed to help new and existing homes achieve at least EPC C Rating by 2030.
Seddon has joined a newly launched decarbonisation framework, launched by Pretium Frameworks and Greener Futures Partnership (GFP). The framework is designed to provide retrofit and professional consultancy services to support the delivery of SHDF retrofit works to improve energy efficiency across England and Wales. Seddon will work with GFP members to deliver works in the North West and Midlands in the value band of over £2m.
This strategic seven-year framework will help ensure that numerous homes achieve the governments EPC C target by 2030. Working collaboratively with the frameworks, five founding housing associations will build on our current pipeline with decarbonisation projects across our two operating areas.
Together, the associations boast a combined stock of over 300,000 homes, amounting 9% of the total social housing market. GFP partners won all three bids submitted in Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) wave one with local authorities, resulting in £5.2m of grant funding for 461 properties. A further £40.4m was additionally secured in wave two. This was through a joint consortium bid including all five partners.
On its role within the collaborative framework, Regan Costello, pre-construction manager for retrofit and decarbonisation said: “Participating in a collaborative framework like GFP means we can help drive the decarbonisation of the social housing sector. With major issues like fuel poverty and the cost-of-living crisis in the sector, the knowledge sharing and cross-industry collaboration we can undertake in this framework is imperative. With our experience and position of this framework I feel we are in a strong position to make a tangible difference in the sectors efforts to decarbonise’’.
Rose Bean, Director of Assets and Sustainability at Abri and Chair of the GFP Executive Committee said: “The aim of the framework was to create a sector-leading route to market with a truly collaborative approach, where all parties contributed and continually developed best practice".
“Through sharing resources and collaborative procurement, not only was GFP able to save money, remove duplication and speed up delivery, but it was also able to consider a wide range of ideas from five diverse organisations, which wouldn’t have happened if its members had worked in isolation".
“The end result is a truly sustainable framework, which as well as delivering projects through wave two funding, will allow users and contractors to build and maintain relationships to deliver decarbonisation for the long term, keeping pace with innovation in the sector.”
Jessica John, Director of Framework Partnerships at Pretium Frameworks, said: “We’re delighted to be launching this much-needed new framework for the delivery of decarbonisation works and services, which provides the perfect vehicle for supporting the housing sector to tackle the sustainability challenge and meet Government targets.
“We will be hitting the ground running, with an immediate pipeline of work, following Sanctuary’s successful SHDF wave two bid, as the lead member for GFP, which secured a £40.4m grant funding contribution towards the £90m wave two programme.
“We’re also in discussions with several organisations who haven’t yet spent their wave one SHDF funding, as they’ve been unable to find a suitable route to market to deliver the work types.”
The inclusive framework is open to any social housing provider in the United Kingdom. With Seddon’s position on the framework, we can work with Pretium to enable organisations, both large and small, to deliver comprehensive retrofit works through a one-stop-shop solution through direct allocation.
For further information and to discuss using this framework or any retrofit works please contact us at email@example.com