Working closely with our suppliers and sub-contractors helps us to innovate and improve build standards, and source labour and materials sustainably. Over the past few years, we have been working to build strategic relationships with our supply chain that allow us to bring them into our processes earlier for better teamwork, knowledge-sharing and planning. We have developed different types of strategic supplier agreements that respond to different needs – from providing consultancy services to materials supply and subcontractor labour. These types of solutions provide us and our suppliers with stability and security and create better long-term relationships
To find out more about how we partner and engage with our stakeholders, please take a look at our Annual Integrated Report.
Read about how the positive partnership between Crest Nicholson Regeneration, Birmingham City Council and Optima Community Association contributed to the success of Park Central community in Birmingham.Download PDF
Homes built today incorporate new technologies and design features to make sure that customers can enjoy a comfortable and attractive living space that is both efficient to run and supports their health and wellbeing. Highly efficient heating and ventilation systems are good examples of this. Despite designing these systems to be energy efficient, there can be challenges in the commissioning process and how customers use these new technologies.
In order to overcome these challenges, we have collaborated with our suppliers in two ways. First, we have developed a clear and visual commissioning manual for our Site Managers to follow to ensure that the heating, hot water and ventilation settings are set up optimally prior to our customers moving into their new home. Second, we have worked with our ventilation manufacturers to design easy-to-read one page documents that explain to customers, in plain English, how to best use the system to optimise comfort and efficiency. These are now included in our Home Owner’s Guide.
We were selected by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) as Development Manager to redevelop two large schemes, one on the site of the former Arborfield Garrison in Berkshire, and the other on a former airfield at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire. Our role is to create the overall vision for the developments and fund and manage the planning, infrastructure and land sales on behalf of the DIO.
We will also be building up to half of the planned 4,500 homes at each site. Both developments will be designed using our Garden Village principles and provide local residents with new schools, shops, and good public transportation links.