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27 June 2024

We have been successfully appointed to the £1.5 billion Innovation Chain North Framework



We are pleased to share that we have been appointed by Great Places Housing Group to its Innovation Chain North (ICN) framework of contractors and consultants for the next four years.

The £1.5 billion framework has been designed to support delivery of new homes across the north of England, not only to support Great Places’ affordable development programme but also other Registered Providers operating across the north of England.

One of the 103 contractors and consultants from the 206 that applied to be successful, we were selected based on technical competence, price and commitment to social value.

Commenting on our appointment Mike Soffe, Director, said:

“This appointment to the ICN Framework aligns with our mission to deliver high-quality, sustainable housing solutions while contributing positively to the communities we serve.

“Through the framework, we look forward to collaborating with Great Places and other ICN partners to achieve our collective ambition in improving the provision of affordable housing across the UK.”

Joanne Whitehead, Great Places’ Development Performance Manager, responsible for managing the framework, added: “We are delighted to be working with Drees & Sommer UK 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.”

The new £1.5 billion framework will run until June 2028.

For a full list of all the successful companies visit