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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

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BuildSmart New Homes



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Planned Investment

Responsive Materials

Responsive Materials

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Reallies partnership appoints 51 contractors to £163 million fire risk and mitigation framework

Reallies, the national partnership between Procure Plus, Efficiency North and the Central Housing Investment Consortium, has awarded contracts to 51 companies for its new Fire Risk and Mitigation Framework, one of the first of its kind available nationally.  The framework breaks down England and Wales into four regional lots and has an estimated demand pipeline … Continue reading “Reallies partnership appoints 51 contractors to £163 million fire risk and mitigation framework”

Q&As – CHIC Supplier Day

How can BuildSmart benefit from the CHIC Planned Maintenance materials buying power? By sourcing both existing and additional product lines through the Re:Allies materials frameworks where this will reduce Premier, Stewart Milne and the contractors’ costs. Such savings having already been proven through both planned maintenance and newbuild contracts. How are we future proofing the … Continue reading “Q&As – CHIC Supplier Day”

Learning post-Grenfell

CHIC’s Managing Director John Fisher recently contributed to Housing 24’s October edition. Writing on page 12 John argues that post-Grenfell, we need to think longer term when it comes to sourcing materials. We have reproduced John’s article in full below. The housing sector spends 40% of its income on maintaining and investing in its housing … Continue reading “Learning post-Grenfell”

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