Lovell appointed to £150 million Syniad development framework

Morgan Sindall’s affordable housing and regeneration business Lovell has been chosen by the Syniad Consortium to work on its £150 million development framework in Wales.

Syniad – which comprises Wales & West Housing Association, Linc-Cymru Housing Association and the Pennaf Housing Group – is set to embark on a major programme to build new affordable, energy-efficient housing across North, South and Mid Wales.

The framework will operate across 16 local authority areas in Wales to deliver new homes and provide construction skills training and job opportunities.

The new housing will include super-green homes which meet Level 4 – exceeding the Welsh Assembly Government’s minimum standards – of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the system for assessing the environmental performance and energy efficiency of new housing.

“The associations within the Syniad Consortium are making a significant contribution to the Welsh Assembly Government’s target of delivering 6,500 new affordable homes by 2011,” says Lovell managing director Stewart Davenport. “We are looking forward to working with them and the other framework partners on this important housing programme.”