Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sheffield seeks partner to build thousands of new homes

Sheffield City Council is planning to build up to 2,500 new homes in the city over the next 10 to 15 years.

The council is looking for a private sector partner to form a local housing to tackle the biggest project the local authority has carried out in recent years.

The plan is develop more than 20 sites covering around 60 ha - the sites are in council ownership and most are ready for development.

Sheffield will post an advertisement for a partner in the Official Journal of the European Union, with the procurement process set to take about 16 months.

The council is organising a Bidders Conference for February 13 where potential bidders can find out more information.

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