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Central Housing Investment Consortium Ltd, or CHIC for short, is a consortium of housing associations and local authorities.

We exist to secure efficiencies and savings for our members’ asset management programmes, including all repairs, maintenance and new build activities. CHIC has a comprehensive suite of EU-compliant Materials Supply, Legal, New Build, Merchants, Works & Services Contracts and Frameworks.

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In 2015 CHIC joined the Reallies Partnership, comprising of three consortia of housing landlords whose membership together manage in excess of 1.2m homes. That’s 30% of social housing nationally.

CHIC membership continues to grow. We now have 50 members managing over 500,000 homes.

To date we have saved over £50m for members.

Legal Services

Legal Services

Buildsmart New Homes

BuildSmart New Homes



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Planned Investment

Responsive Materials

Responsive Materials

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Accelerated Delivery: CHIC’s Modular Showhome arrives in Kidderminster

We are delighted to announce that the BuildSmart Show-Home has finally landed safe and sound in Kidderminster.  In partnership with The Community Housing Group, who have provided the site and local support, we can now facilitate viewings for those in the social housing sector interested in “changing the approach” to truly accelerating the delivery of … Continue reading “Accelerated Delivery: CHIC’s Modular Showhome arrives in Kidderminster”

Time to change the approach

Next week, during the CIH Housing Conference we are showcasing our innovative volumetric home. At our recent CHIC annual conference in Worcester, Sir Edward Lister explained  Homes England support for offsite manufacturing during his conference plenary, he stated that Modular is the future for social and affordable home building, and that Homes England will be … Continue reading “Time to change the approach”

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