National frameworks provide solutions to address the RAAC crisis!
With 39 schools identified as having the problem, 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.
Rolling on the road to net zero
Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement at the LHC Group responds on behalf of the not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider in response to the government’s Net Zero Review.
Benefits of modular construction for social landlords
Modular construction is a method of building that involves manufacturing prefabricated modules in a controlled factory environment before transporting them to site for assembly. This method of construction has a number of advantages over traditional construction methods, particularly within the social housing market.
Need support with achieving PAS2035?
PAS 2035 is a specification for what is called ‘whole-house’ or ‘whole building’ retrofit. This is an approach to the installation of Energy Efficiency Measures which takes into account the requirement of the entire building, both from a technical standpoint and considering factors like occupancy comfort.
Introduction to Appointed Companies on H2 Framework
The H2 New Build Housing Construction (H2) framework was launched on 29 July 2022. H2 builds on the success of the H1 framework, supporting the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Housing to 2040 strategy responding to the immediate challenges public sector organisations are facing balancing the ongoing housing demand and the drive to produce zero-carbon homes.
A Day Volunteering at Hawthorn's GlasGrow Urban Community Garden
The SPA team assisted at GlasGrow an urban community garden managed by Hawthorn Housing Co-Operative.
Our office refurbishment is now complete
In April we re-opened our newly refurbished office, we haven’t moved, we’re still in the same location but we now occupy the entire first floor.
Looking to the future recovery of the construction sector
As we are all aware, a little over 2 years ago, the world as we knew it changed significantly due to Covid and put a halt to pretty much everything: in both our professional and personal lives. What we thought would maybe be a few weeks turned into months, and then years.
SPA Community Benefit Fund Reaches £1.1m for Scottish Communities
As life slowly begins to return to some semblance of normality for many, this is not the case for those that lost family members, friends and jobs. Again, our housing communities are disproportionately impacted by the lasting effects of Covid-19.