Helix Group has been chosen to help build £100m-worth of affordable homes in and around Slough over the next four years.
The Newbury-based SME builder and consultant is one of of eight contractors selected for Slough Borough Council’s construction framework.
The contractors will help deliver the local authority’s development programme, which has been significantly expanded to meet the area’s growing need for affordable housing.
The council’s renewed Housing Strategy aims to deliver at least 650 new homes by 2024.
Its construction framework will be used to award contracts for individual small-scale projects valued at up to £2.5m, totalling £100m.
Work will include building new homes on old garage sites and refurbishing existing homes, conversions, and extensions.
Nic Davies, managing director of Helix Group, said: “We are thrilled to have won a place on Slough Borough Council’s construction framework and are eager to play our part in delivering much-needed affordable homes for the people of Slough.”
Councillor Mohammed Nazir, lead member for Housing at Slough Borough Council, said: “I am delighted we’ve been able to partner with such a reputable housebuilding firm, and I look forward to working closely with Helix to deliver not just the quality affordable housing for our families but new jobs for our residents.”
News of Helix’s selection for the framework is the SME company’s latest contract success this year, despite the challenging environment created by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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