A search has begun for contractors interested in getting involved in Oxford’s drive to deliver 2,500 low carbon modular homes in the next 10 years.

The city council’s housing company, Oxford City Housing Ltd (OCHL), has issued a prior information notice, inviting developers to a ‘meet the buyer’ event on Tuesday, December 15.

OCHL has begun establishing a £750m modular construction framework for new housing schemes to initially develop 2,245 homes throughout the county and will eventually reach a total of 2,500.

Around half will be for social housing.

Developers can express an interest at the council’s ProContract portal.

OCHL intends to issue pre-qualification questionnaires and then an invitation to tender for potential suppliers between January and June 2021.

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, cabinet member for planning and housing delivery, said: “Oxfordshire needs high quality, low carbon homes and we’re interested in working with contractors that can manufacture offsite with good economies of scale.

“If you’re a builder who wants to know how we intend to deliver more than 2,500 new homes in the next decade and are interested in being part of that journey, please register for our ‘meet the buyer’ event on December 15.”

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