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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.

Smart saving with CHIC

CHIC membership continues to grow. We now have over 60 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



Planned Investment

Planned Investment

Responsive Materials

Responsive Materials

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CHIC Leaves Reallies Partnership

After careful consideration by the board and following member consultation, CHIC has now left the Reallies partnership and become an ‘Unaligned Licensee’. CHIC’s members want a wide range of services that CHIC is best positioned to deliver directly. CHIC will continue to work with Reallies, which will support the range of projects already being delivered … Continue reading “CHIC Leaves Reallies Partnership”

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”

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