Leeds engineers RWO has been appointed to a building framework that will see the firm support the development of hundreds of millions of pounds of affordable housing projects.
The move sees the Park Square-based civil and structural engineers secure a place on Yorkshire Housing’s engineering panel following a competitive tender, paving the way to possible work on £500m worth of building work.
Formed in 1999, Yorkshire Housing is a not-for-profit organisation, which manages more than 18,000 affordable and social rent homes across 20 local authorities. The framework is used to support a development programme that includes the delivery of upwards of 1,000 new homes for rent and sale per year across the region.
The work RWO is set to provide under the agreement, which is structured to make it accessible to smaller local contractors as well as large operators, includes site wide earthworks and infrastructure design along with civil and structural engineering services.
The news is the latest success for RWO, which currently employs 30 people as it continues to recruit additional staff to strengthen its team to meet the strong demand for construction engineering services from regional housebuilders.
Andrew Fairburn, Director of RWO’s Leeds office, said: “This is a major coup for us, strengthening our burgeoning partnership with Yorkshire Housing. Although we work across all sectors, we have built a strong reputation in the affordable housing sector, completing projects alongside housing associations, construction firms and public sector organisations.
“We now very much look forward to working with Yorkshire Housing and supporting its ambitious growth and future residential development plans.”
Header image shows RWO’s Andrew Fairburn, who said winning a place on the engineering panel strengthens the burgeoning partnership with Yorkshire Housing.