More than 100 firms join £1.5bn framework


The Greener Futures Partnership (GFP) has more than 100 firms signed up to its retrofit framework worth £1.5bn. 

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Housing consortium, GFP, has more than 100 contractors and consultants signed up to help deliver its retrofit framework, worth £1.5 billion. 

The GFP launched the framework in January, and closed bids at the end of February. 

The consortium is made up of five housing associations: Abri, Anchor, Home Group, Hyde and Sanctuary.

Representing 300,000 homes in the UK, the firms have come together to decarbonise their housing stock. 

Full scope

Some big firms involved in the framework include: 

  • Kier.
  • Vinci.
  • Morgan Sindall.
  • Wates.  

Smaller contractors have also signed up for specific areas of the project. 

The framework will span seven years, an initial four years with an option to extend for a further three. 

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) awarded around £95 million to the GFP to retrofit almost 5,500 homes over the next two and a half years. 

Open to all contracting authorities in the UK, the framework consists of three workstreams: construction work up to £5 million, construction work more than £2.5 million, and consultancy work. 

120 places are available in the framework, with works involving solar PV, heat pumps, insulation, wall and window installation. 

As Wave one of the SHFD draws to a close, Abri has retrofitted 88 homes to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C standard. 

Rose Bean, director of assets and sustainability at Abri, said: “By working in partnership with like minded housing providers, contractors and consultants, I’m confident we will overcome the challenges ahead and deliver a more sustainable future for our customers.”

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