Keeping residents safe and ensuring schemes are viable.
The UK’s socio-economic environment has transformed more within the last five years than in the previous two decades. The twin forces of Brexit and Covid have significantly affected all areas of commerce and in the way we work and live. For construction, escalating labour and material costs as a result of shortages or breaks in the supply chain or both, are now adding to procurement challenges facing housing developers.
But before these two upheavals occurred, the industry was reeling from the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy, the tremors of which are still dissipating and will force change in design, procurement, construction and housing management.
This chapter examines this altering environment and the impact it has on estate regeneration. It looks at the procurement challenges facing the social-led developers of housing estates. It highlights the barriers to quality that remain within the housing sector despite the shock of evident lapses at Grenfell. It also describes the post-Grenfell regulatory environment from a procurement and delivery stance and how this will change the way we deliver projects.
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