A joint venture between Eddisons and specialist regeneration and development consultants AspinallVerdi has successfully been appointed to the Homes England Property Professional Services Framework.
The Homes England Framework provides councils and other public bodies with European procurement compliant access to a broader range of technical and design services to help with the delivery of new homes, while helping public bodies to dispose of their land more quickly.
The Framework will be used to commission £150m worth of property related services including: development consultancy, agency (site disposals and acquisitions), estate management, valuation, viability appraisal, financial services and project management.
A launch event for the Property Panel was held yesterday at the RICS head office in Central London, and featured key individuals from Homes England outlining the strategic aims and policy objectives the panel firms will need to address.
Eddisons Partner, Richard Roe, said: “Together, Eddisons and AspinallVerdi have successfully demonstrated our combined capability and competitiveness to deliver services through the Homes England tender process.”
"It's an exciting time to be involved with helping the government deliver against its housing objectives and we’re naturally thrilled to have been awarded a place on the property framework panel.”
Ben Aspinall, Managing Director at AspinallVerdi, said: "We're delighted to have been appointed on the new framework with Eddisons.
“This continues AspinallVerdi’s existing relationship with Homes England. Recently we have been working with Homes England and local authorities across the country, advising on all aspects of housing delivery including the masterplanning and disposal of development sites and the viability of planning applications."
“By building on our experience of working with Homes England and combining with the agency and property management expertise of Eddisons, we can provide local authorities and other public sector clients with expert advice across the full range of property services.
Homes England (formerly the Homes and Communities Agency) is the government's national housing agency responsible for the delivery of sufficient new homes and to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. Alongside building new homes, Homes England also invests in creating employment floorspace and other infrastructure across the country.
Richard joined Eddisons in 2003 and has been the Managing Partner since 2012, a role that sees him lead the strategic direction and development of the business under the ownership of Begbies Traynor Group plc. Richard has been instrumental in the growth of the business which has seen turnover more than double since 2008.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Richard continues to play a vital role with key clients, particularly in the banking sector, where he is a trusted adviser to major high street clearing banks. Over the last eight years, Richard has been appointed LPA Receiver on many high profile properties and assists in the recovery of distressed loan portfolios.
Prior to joining Eddisons, Richard worked in the real estate division of a 'Big Four' firm where his notable assignments included the privatisation of Saudi Telecom for flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.