Portland Wins Appointment on New ICN Framework

Portland Consulting Engineers is celebrating securing a place on both East and West lots of Great Places Housing Group’s new £750m ‘Innovation Chain North’ (ICN) Framework.

Portland has been appointed to deliver civil and structural engineering requirements over the next 4 years on the ICN Framework; designed to support the delivery of new homes across the north of England, not only to support Great Places’ very ambitious development programme but also those of other Housing Associations operating across the north of England.

Successfully selected onto the ICN framework based on technical competence, price and commitment to social value, Portland will be joining a total of 113 suppliers – 30 Contractors and 83 Consultants to deliver Great Places’ extensive development programmes and collective ambitions to tackle the housing crisis.

Lee Barr, Managing Director at Portland commented: “We are delighted to be been appointed to the new ICN Framework.  We have over 16 years’ experience delivering housing projects and look forward to commencing our new relationship with Great Places Housing Group – collaborating with new and existing contractors and associated professionals to deliver high quality affordable homes for local residents and wider communities.”

Helen Spencer, Great Places’ Director of Development, said: “We are delighted to be working with Portland Consulting Engineers on our new ICN framework. We are confident they will be able to work with us and the clients of ICN in delivering the sector’s extensive development ambitions in the North. We were delighted to have a huge response from the market and receive high quality proposals and substantial social value pledges for our communities. We are now looking forward to mobilising the framework and working together on new projects with Portland Consulting Engineers supporting us with civil and structural engineering”.

For a full list of successful companies, please see the ICN website – https://www.innovationchainnw.co.uk/icn