United Kingdom-Sandbach: Real estate services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.the-chest.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
18 167 Hollins View Affordable Housing Scheme
Cheshire East Council’s (“the Council”) Local Plan creates a vision for the future which is to deliver jobs-led growth and sustainable vibrant communities. Affordable housing in Cheshire East plays a fundamental role in realising this ambition.
Whilst Cheshire East is not a stock holding authority, we have the responsibility of administering the Council’s Social Housing Waiting list and addressing housing need. We have seen an increased demand for social housing both for rent and to purchase.
The Council are committed to exploring ways to increase affordable housing provision and are looking at ways to utilise surplus land assets to bring forward this much needed provision as well as securing a financial receipt.
The former Hollins View Care Home off Clarke Terrace, Macclesfield has been declared surplus and consideration is being given to the development of an affordable housing scheme on the site.
The Council are looking to procure a development partner who has the expertise to develop, deliver and manage our preferred mix of affordable housing. The Council are putting forward a development opportunity on land which was formally known as Hollins View Care Home in Macclesfield and are looking to see the development of much needed affordable homes to rent, whilst also seeking to secure a financial return.
The purpose of the consultation is to seek the views of market participants and to help the Council in planning and conducting the appropriate procurement procedure. Suitably experienced organisations that have a proven track record in relation to the development and management of social housing are requested to participate in this market consultation — a background document and the questionnaire will be available on The Chest e-tendering portal at: www.the-chest.org.uk — Project ID DN384520
Completed questionnaires should be returned via the Chest messaging section as and when completed — deadline for last submissions 12:00 noon; 11.2.2019
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council intends to proceed to procurement in mid 2019, however makes no guarantees that this PIN will be followed with a Contract Notice or tender.
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is an indication of potential future procurement activity and is subject to change. The PIN is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process and is not a commitment to procure anything. The Council is keen to explore all options or solutions that may be currently available in the market and would like to engage with potential providers.