ALTRINCHAM partnership housing developer Lovell has been appointed to a new £8 billion national housing delivery panel, by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The four-year Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) framework covers the whole of England, apart from London. Panel members will be able to bid for contracts in order to build new homes on public sector land.

Lovell will cover all five geographical regions of DPP3, and in the North West, DPP3 is expected to generate housing contracts totalling £1.1 billion over the next four years.

The properties will range from affordable housing and starter homes, as well as homes for rent, extra care housing and open market properties for sale. Refurbishment will also be carried out on existing homes, including retrofit schemes to make properties more energy-efficient.

The panel system has been operating for seven years in which time it has delivered more than 43,500 new homes across the country.

Lovell managing director Jonathan Goring said: “Our appointment to all five geographical regions of DPP3 underlines Lovell’s nationwide strength and the company’s impressive record of working with partner organisations to deliver the new homes which England so urgently needs. We look forward to continuing to work with the HCA and our other public sector partners to help tackle the housing shortage through the development of modern, high-quality homes, as well as using our regeneration expertise to undertake improvements for existing housing stock.”