Construction market

TowerEight conducts London & South-East construction market review for Connected Living London

16th Feb, 2021

TowerEight has recently concluded a thorough and far ranging procurement review of the London & South-East residential led mixed use construction market for Connected Living London (CLL). This review was specifically aimed at identifying the capability of suitable contractors to deliver CLL’s current and future portfolio of schemes.

About CLL

Connected Living London (CLL) is a long-term partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Grainger plc, the UK’s largest provider of private rental homes. It will deliver thousands of well-designed, quality homes across London, 40% of which will be affordable. CLL wants to boost the number of homes in London the right way, while generating sustainable income for TfL to reinvest. CLL is focused on creating places that reflect the local heritage and designing buildings that relate to and strengthen the neighbourhoods they are in.

Following a comprehensive Procurement Report which discussed the options available to CLL, TowerEight then conducted a thorough in depth search for those contractors who could partner and assist CLL in creating the new and exciting destinations to live, work and play. TowerEight addressed the search by advertising the opportunity in both Building Magazine and Construction News at the end of March 2020. Once the initial hiatus as a consequence of Covid-19 was over, the search for CLL’s contractor list commenced in late May 2020.

Expression of Interest

TowerEight enabled and conducted the search by inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the contracting market. The EOI reviewed the contracting market residential capability, experience of building adjacent to and directly on sensitive transport sites, focussed on the contractors’ ability to truly invest in and establish long term mutually beneficial relationships, evidenced the skillsets within the business through detailed CV’s received, investigated the experience in delivery of modern methods of construction with many more aligned and relevant areas investigated to demonstrate the contractors’ skillset.

Suitable contractor list

The response from the construction market was extremely positive, engaging and demonstrated the maturity and capability of the London and South-East market to deliver CLL’s schemes. As a result of over twenty-five high quality submissions received, TowerEight was able to identify a list of suitable contractors all demonstrating the skills, capabilities, collaborative and partnering approach and experience in the London Contracting market. This has resulted in a robust recommendation to CLL.

We are pleased and privileged to have been involved in the contractor selection process for an exciting and truly innovative Joint Venture organisation. The JV will fully enable the delivery of much needed new homes across London through the skills embedded in each organisation. We wish CLL every success in their forthcoming schemes.

Get in touch

Our knowledge of the London construction market from this review is unparalleled and aligned to our expert team, if TowerEight can assist you in your development projects from a Project or Cost Management perspective please do get in touch with us.