RJD Associates (North West) Limited are delighted to have been selected to provide Principal Designer and Employer’s Agent services for Great Places Housing Group through the Innovation Chain North Framework. Great Places Housing Group has placed social value at the heart of its new £750m Innovation Chain North framework of Contractors and Consultants as the successful organisations on the new four-year framework are announced. The framework has been designed to support delivery of new homes across the north of England, not only to support Great Places’ very ambitious development programme but also those of other Housing Associations operating across the north of England. Further information on Innovation Chain North can be viewed at the following link:https://www.innovationchainnw.co.uk/

Helen Spencer, Great Places’ Director of Development, said: “We are delighted to be working with RJD Associates (North West) Limited on our new ICN framework. We are confident they will be able to work with us and the clients of ICN in delivering the sector’s extensive development ambitions in the North. We were delighted to have a huge response from the market and receive high quality proposals and substantial social value pledges for our communities. We are now looking forward to mobilising the framework and working together on new projects with RJD Associates (North West) Limited supporting us with Principal Designer and Employer’s Agent services”

Joanne Whitehead, Great Places’ Procurement and Performance Manager, said: “Well done to RJD Associates (North West) Limited and all the organisations who have been awarded a place on the framework. We received a large number of high quality bids and we now have an excellent group of contractors and consultants covering a wide range of disciplines to support our housing delivery ambitions. Great Places and the other housing providers who access the framework look forward to working with them all in the future.”