LHC delivers a simple core service: We bring buyers and suppliers together, to build and maintain public property more efficiently and cost effectively, and to benefit the local community.

Building frameworks

LHC is a not-for-profit central purchasing body who develop OJEU-compliant frameworks in England, Scotland (on behalf of the Scottish Procurement Alliance) and Wales (on behalf of the Welsh Procurement Alliance).  LHC's frameworks are available to all publicly funded contracting authorities to procure works, goods and services to construct, refurbish and maintain social housing, schools and public buildings. 

Heritage & Expertise

LHC was established by London boroughs in 1966, but now has offices and field based staff throughout England, Wales and Scotland. More than 700 public organisations have used our frameworks.

Our clients and suppliers trust in our knowledge and experience, technical expertise, commitment to better homes and buildings, and fast and efficient procurement which delivers financial gains.

Community Benefit

LHC is funded via a small levy paid by our appointed companies on invoices they raise on call-off projects delivered under the framework. As a not-for-profit organisation we return surplus to our client contracting authorities, to support social value initiatives in their local communities.

Our Clients

We have worked with more than 700 clients and more than 250 suppliers across England, Wales and Scotland.


“LHC frameworks let us build strong and efficient working relationships with clients”

Jamie Lewis - Commercial Estimating Manager

Anglian Case Study

Find out how Anglian worked to deliver a £1.6million project for Chesterfield Borough Council

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