With the Government unveiling new plans to build more homes, activity within the housebuilding industry is set to be stepped up to a whole new level throughout Worcestershire.
We provided local businesses with an exclusive sneak preview of the local housebuilding supply chain opportunities that are on the cards at our housing breakfast meeting on 21 March.
As well as spending time with the housing partners and hearing about the supply chain opportunities that will be available and what local associations and builders have got planned, attendees:
• Were introduced to local housing and policy from David Warburton, Head of Public Land at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
• Heard from Jon Perrett, Head of Oakleaf Homes and Andy Smart, Surveying Manager at Oakleaf Commecial Services Ltd (part of the Community Housing Group), who were both keen to engage with the local supply chain
• Received an update from Andrew Browne, Business Development Manager at major housebuilder, Kier Living, who’ve acquired a site for development in Rushwick, Worcester and are keen to engage with the local supply chain. (For more details about the development, check out this article).
• Listened to Carl Taylor, Director at Redditch Cooperative Housing, about how the local housing association supports the supply chain in Redditch
Lorna Jeynes, FinditinWorcestershire Project Manager, said: “With such large-scale changes on the cards, all eyes will be on the housebuilding market over the coming weeks and months.
“The housing breakfast meeting provided local businesses with an invaluable chance to get the latest updates and forge relationships and network with the key housing players in the county, as well as learn about the wealth of contract opportunities available to them.”