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MPSL wins a place on the new £750m Innovation Chain North (ICN) framework

MPSL Planning and Design has been appointed by the Great Places Housing Group to its £750 million Innovation Chain North Framework for their Architectural Services. Here’s how we secured a spot on Great Places Housing group’s ambitious development programme.

Led by Great Places Housing Group, the framework is designed to deliver social and affordable housing projects across the North over the duration of 4 years.

The successful organisations were selected based on their technical competence, price and commitment to social value.

Social value pledges, including apprenticeships, work experience opportunities and volunteering hours were proposed by all suppliers and through a collaborative approach ICN will be seeking these pledges to be applied on every new development.

David Golden, Managing Director at MPSL Planning and Design, said ‘’As a company we focus on strong design principles that are built to last & processes are put in place that ensure that our clients receive the very best service. It makes me particularly proud that we have been chosen for this framework, it is reflection on the hard work & dedication of the team. I am confident that our experience will be an asset to the Framework members & we look forward to being part of a process that will construct high quality housing & regenerate communities within the North of England whilst delivering on our Social Values.’’

Ranking third in both categories out of 17 companies is a great achievement for our us and we are excited to work once again, with Great Places Housing Group and we can’t wait to build relationships with other framework partners involved.

Helen Spencer, Great Places’ Director of Development, said: “We are delighted to be working with MPSL Planning and Design 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 MPSL Planning and Design supporting us with Architectural Services”.