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21.05.2021

It’s boom time for MMC

You will have read a lot about modern methods of construction (MMC). You may have even investigated where you can incorporate it into your plans. But if you haven’t introduced it to any of your projects yet, now’s the time, thanks to a significant development in government policy, says John Skivington, Group Director of LHC.

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11.05.2021

Offsite suppliers appointed to £330m offsite framework

Seventeen offsite manufacturers have won places on a new £330 million framework for the public sector.

The Modular Buildings (MB2) framework from LHC allows local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies to source preapproved specialist suppliers who can design, supply and install permanent, temporary, and refurbished modular buildings.

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29.04.2021

Construction Products Regulations from 1 January 2022

In October 2020, LHC issued an advice note regarding the use of the new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark which replaced the European CE mark.  We advised that due to the period of co-existence of the two marks in the UK until 1 January 2022, LHC would accept certification using both CE and UKCA marking regimes between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021.

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26.03.2021

Energy Efficiency Measures (N8) procurement guide launched

A new guide has been launched for local authorities, housing associations and other registered providers that are looking to procure energy efficiency works.

As the Government and wider housing sector seek to ramp up their retrofit efforts to achieve net zero stock by at least 2050, it’s more important than ever for social landlords to ensure they have routes to procure compliant and quality suppliers.

The new guide from LHC provides details of its £800 million Energy Efficiency Measures and Associated Works (N8) framework, which runs until 8 November 2024.

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24.03.2021

LHC urges Govt to put social housing at the centre of energy efficiency plans

Social housing providers must be backed by further, mid- to long-term Government funding to enable them to lead the country’s drive towards net zero.

Public sector procurement specialist LHC has welcomed the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) call for more money and longer-term commitments to meet the energy efficiency retrofit challenge.

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29.01.2021

Public sector opportunities on the horizon for new build housing specialists

LHC is currently in the pre-planning stage of their New Build Housing Construction (H2) framework.

It will deliver a range of traditional housing as well as low, medium and high-rise construction, sheltered, student and keyworker accommodation, care homes, and mixed use sites, development agreements and land purchases. Associated civil engineering and infrastructure works required for new build housing and net zero buildings will also be covered under the framework.

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20.01.2021

LHC Community Benefit Update: London and South East, Winter 2020/21

Doors opening to architecture careers for aspiring young students in Southwark

LHC Community Benefit Fund has made a contribution to enable Open City to deliver their Accelerate programme in Southwark.

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18.12.2020

LHC Community Benefit Update: London and South East, Autumn 2020

We encourage ‘small spending’ which makes a ‘big difference’ for projects to grow their impact and attract funds from other sources.

As a result, we are proud to highlight Octopus Community Networks, one of our first investments, have gone on to secure £200,000 from the National Lottery Fund to extend their work on food poverty. 

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16.12.2020

UK Exit from EU - Information for non-UK candidates and tenderers

At 23.00hrs on 31 December 2020, it is widely accepted that UK will leave the European Union with or without a deal.  This will affect how UK Contracting Authorities implement the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, particularly in respect of non-discrimination of non-UK candidates and tenderers.

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07.12.2020

Supplying to the Public Sector – changes are coming from 1 January 2021

In their plans for coping with the end of the EU Withdrawal transition period on 31 December 2020, the UK Government has set out what businesses need to do to maintain access to public tender notices.

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