Anchor Hanover, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life, has announced a robust supply chain of reputable construction specialists to work alongside, to deliver its vision for the future and target to create 3,200 homes for older people in the next eight years.

Following a competitive tender process, a combination of strong national and regional specialist housing contractors form part of the four -year framework agreement. Those winning a space on the framework include:

National contractors

Wilmott Dixon




United Living

McClaren Construction


Higgins Construction

Hill Partnerships Ltd



Seddon Construction


Richard Pullen, Head of Technical and Commercial at Anchor Hanover said: “The framework in place is focused on trust and collaborative working, so the team can deliver a more competitive approach to procurement as well as better design and build techniques.

“The framework is in two value bands with projects between £5m to £25m and projects over £25m which are split into regions. We have identified contractors with national presence as well as those who operate specifically within core local areas. This will help to ensure the most appropriate company is appointed depending on the required local knowledge and supply chain relationships. As part of the procurement process, a number of contractors per region will be approached on a rotational basis to deliver our ambitious development pipeline.”

Victoria Mager, Head of Development Delivery said: “As Anchor Hanover look to increase the volume of homes being built to meet demand, our partnerships with contractors are more important than ever to ensure smooth and timely deliveries. Working with these partners, the aims throughout our build programmes are to minimise the amount of construction disturbance to existing communities whilst also ensuring that those interested in living with an Anchor Hanover community can move into their new home on time and into a property where they love living in later life.”  

The bidding process for the first projects in Newmarket, Suffolk and York will be put to tender within the next month. For Newmarket, the successful contractor will be appointed to build Anchor Hanover’s development of 69 one- and two-bedroom apartments offering home ownership and independent living. Building works on the project are anticipated to start by Autumn. The York project will see the appointed contactor deliver a development of 58 apartments with build due to commence in November 2021.

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