Speeding Up Home Building
With two decades of experience in utilities infrastructure for the social and private housing sector, we are acutely aware of the need to build more homes and to do so as quickly as possible.
Not since the end of Second World War has this been as crucial; too many people are unable to get a first foot on the housing ladder and renting has become increasingly unaffordable in many parts of the UK.
While social housing associations in particular are at the forefront of delivering the Government’s 2015 promise to build one million homes by 2020, too many schemes are repeatedly slowed down by utility delays.
This need not be the case if this vital part of the construction process is properly managed.
We work closely with an array of social landlords including Together Housing, Symphony, Sanctuary Housing Group, Liverpool Mutual Homes, One Vision Housing, First Ark Group, Magenta Living, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Leeds City Council and Wrekin Housing Trust, as well as private developers such as Macbryde Homes, Blueoak Estates, Anwyl Homes and Stewart Milne Homes to help deliver their properties faster all while saving a significant amount of money.
We do this by offering independent expertise with one point of contact; calling on our vast regulatory knowledge; carrying out detailed investigations; and negotiating, securing, procuring and managing connections on behalf of housing developers for both traditional and off-site modular developments.
For example, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing’s £6.1 million regeneration scheme saw us save valuable time as well as £76,000 by renegotiating gas and water diversion works while innovatively incorporating the site’s telecoms into the building design.
Our operations are delivered nationally for house builders of all sizes.
- UCML goes underground to help slice £88,500 from cost of new care home in Sale
- UCML takes the strain with £198m Leeds housing regeneration project
- UCML helps housing society save £76,000 in major Rochdale regeneration scheme
- UCML smooths out complex utility disconnections for Telford redevelopment schemes
Peter Broad, Project Manager, Liverpool Housing Trust
Daniel Wood, Development and Regeneration Programme Manager, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing