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28.12.2023 by Justin Costello, Head of Marketing

LHC Frameworks leading the way with Mission Zero

2023 has been an exciting time to get involved with the LHC Procurement Group’s frameworks, as the group continues its transformation, drawing on its rich 57 years of experience to lead the way in delivering solutions to aid the public sector in their mission zero targets. 

LHC Procurement Group’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Justin Costello in conversation with Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement on the public sector frameworks that topped the agenda in 2023 and what's in store for 2024...

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25.09.2023 by Justin Costello, Head of Marketing

National frameworks provide solutions to address the RAAC crisis!

With 104 schools identified as having the problem at an expected cost of £150m, the RAAC crisis needs to be addressed with urgency.  But how can we resolve this challenge at scale and with speed, to avoid putting pupil safety at any further risk? Jennifer Castle, Chief Operating Officer at LHC Procurement Group (LHC), discusses how LHC is ready to support the public sector.

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22.09.2023 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

LHC forges ahead with Net Zero

While Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has scrapped the Government’s energy efficiency policies, including delaying plans to ban the installation of new gas boilers until 2035, he has nonetheless reaffirmed the commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

For LHC, these revised plans change very little: we have been dedicated to driving innovation through our energy efficiency focused frameworks for over 30 years now and we will continue to prioritise efforts in this area.

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08.12.2022 by Clive Feeney, Interim Group Managing Director at LHC

How public sector frameworks offer shelter from recession

Faced with a predicted 38% drop in new housing starts over the next two years. Public sector frameworks offer shelter from recession. They traditionally operate on four-year cycles, and present better industry access and cost consistency for the public sector. Furthermore for contractors and suppliers, they bring more predictable pipelines of work.

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14.11.2022 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

Procuring for Building Regulations Part L

Dean Fazackerley, gives an overview of why public sector organisations must approach homes construction procurement and project management together to comply with updated Building Regulations Part L. 

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07.11.2022 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

12 months on: are we moving towards collaborative procurement?

Almost a year since the release of ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ – the independent review of public sector construction frameworks – has the sector got better at collaborative procurement? Framework provider LHC’s head of technical procurement Dean Fazackerley assesses progress. 

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31.10.2022 by Clive Feeney, Interim Group Managing Director at LHC

Stability and a long-term approach essential to Net Zero

As a not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider with regional business hubs, LHC sees many low carbon, built environment projects in action at a local level. The outcomes of these projects are bringing significant benefits for local authorities and social housing providers in procuring low energy, built environment solutions such as modern methods of construction (MMC) new builds and energy efficiency retrofit.

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17.08.2022 by Clive Feeney, Interim Group Managing Director at LHC

MMC: redressing the balance through construction innovation

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is increasingly recognised as a key solution to solving the UK’s housing crisis. In recent years it has carved a place in government policy, with Homes England placing it at the forefront of future housing development.

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