We are recruiting – Technical Support Coordinator

CHIC is a consortium of social landlords focusing on collaborative asset management solutions (including direct materials procurement) for responsive repairs, planned investment and new development works. Based in Birmingham office, the post holder is responsible for providing support to the CHIC team embracing technical, analytical, financial, administrative and communication related activities. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Centralised Communication Hub Establish a personal profile and good rapport with CHIC’s…

Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply: Wales

A highly anticipated Welsh government-commissioned review of affordable housing supply was published. The report, which was widely praised by the housing sector but was also taken to task to include a greater emphasis on the role of tenants in decision making, made a series of key recommendations including: The provision of Local Housing Market Assessments (LHMA) based on consistent timetable, data and methodology across housing…

New Merchants Framework

CHIC is pleased to announce that we have just completed the procurement of a new framework for merchants. This includes suppliers for the provision of plumbing, electrical & general building goods & materials and the option to provide bespoke managed store services. This framework gives CHIC’s members a wide range of options for their merchant services across England and Wales. Merchants on our framework can…

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 for CHIC members on existing frameworks. John Fisher, Managing Director

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 affordable housing. The off-site manufactured modular home represents the future…

John Bedford to speak at The Residential Buildings Forum

John Bedford will be speaking at the upcoming Residential Buildings Forum being held on 15/16th November discussing how the BuildSmart framework can help to deliver the new homes we so desperately need. CHIC is also delighted to be a partner of the event. About the Event The first residential buildings forum is being held on 15th and 16th November 2018 at Whittlebury Hall, Northants. It has been…