Helix gears up for £100 million housebuilding programme in Slough

Helix Group has been chosen to help build £100 million-worth of affordable homes in and around Slough over the next four years.

The Newbury-based SME builder and consultant has won a place as one of just eight contractors on Slough Borough Council’s construction framework.

Contractors will help deliver the local authority’s ambitious development programme, which has been significantly expanded to meet the area’s growing need for affordable housing.

The council’s renewed Housing Strategy aims to deliver at least 650 new homes by 2024.

Its construction framework will be used to award contracts for individual small-scale projects valued at up to £2.5 million, totalling £100 million. Work will include building new homes on old garage sites, refurbishing existing homes, conversions and extensions.

Nic Davies, Managing Director of Helix Group, said:

“We are thrilled to have won a place on Slough Borough Council’s construction framework and are eager to play our part in delivering much-needed affordable homes for the people of Slough.”

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, lead member for housing at Slough Borough Council, said:

“I am delighted we’ve been able to partner with such a reputable house building firm and I look forward to working closely with Helix to deliver not just the quality affordable housing for our families but new jobs for our residents.”

News of Helix’s selection for the framework is the SME company’s latest contract success this year, despite the challenging environment created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Since March the firm has doubled its workforce, won a number of major housebuilding contracts and been appointed to a string of procurement frameworks.

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