Housing Covenant 2015-18 Programme

London Development Panel

The London Development Panel (LDP) is the Mayor’s land procurement panel, which works to accelerate the construction of housing in the capital. It consists of 25 of the UK’s most experienced housing developers who have a track record of delivering in London. The panel began on the 10th May 2013 and has now expired; it can no longer be used.

LDP update - December 2017

The first London Development Panel proved successful in procuring development and construction partners for a wide variety of public sites of various scales across London. Building on this success, and in light of the continued priority of boosting housing supply in the capital, the GLA is now procuring a new panel to support public land owners in delivering residential-led development on their land. The new panel will gather together a pool of the capital’s expertise in housing delivery.

The application process is being undertaken via an OJEU compliant procurement process and comprises two stages. Firstly, bidders were asked to submit a response to a Standard Selection Questionnaire.

The deadline for applications from organisations interested in becoming members of the next LDP has now passed and GLA will not accept late applications.

The GLA has assessed responses and has invited shortlisted bidders to tender to become members of the next panel.

The indicative timeline for the procurement of the new panel is as follows:

  • Deadline for submission of Standard Selection Questionnaires – 11th August 2017
  • Shortlisted bidders invited to tender – October 2017
  • Deadline for submission of tenders – December 2017
  • New panel announced – Spring 2018

Why use it?

Using the panel has the following benefits:

  • It saves time and money by avoiding a full, time-consuming and expensive procurement process
  • It assists users to provide housing and spur economic growth
  • It brings the confidence associated with using a panel of pre-qualified developers with a track record of successfully providing housing in London
  • It can be used for early market engagement through soft market testing with panel members, which can reduce risk and help to improve the success of a project.

Who are the panel members?

LDP1 members were appointed to the LDP through a two stage restricted procedure in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, advertised through a contract notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Bidders shortlisted at Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) stage submitted a tender response in December 2012.

In order to obtain a place on the LDP, companies needed to demonstrate that they had a sound and tangible track record of delivering housing on public sector land and that they were actively doing so in Greater London.

The panel was made up of the following members:

  • Affinity Sutton Homes Limited
  • Ardmore First Base Partnership Limited
  • BDW Trading Limited
  • Bellway Homes Limited
  • Bouyges Development – Leadbitter Limited
  • Carillion-Igloo Limited
  • Catalyst Housing Limited
  • Countryside Properties (UK) Limited
  • Family Mosaic Home Ownership Limited
  • Galliford Try PLC (Trading as Galliford Try Partnerships Limited and Linden Homes Ltd)
  • Hadley Mace Holdings Limited
  • Higgins Group PLC
  • Kier Limited
  • Lend Lease Europe Holdings Limited
  • London & Quadrant Housing Trust
  • Lovell Partnerships Limited
  • Notting Hill Housing Trust
  • Places for People Homes Limited
  • Redrow Homes Limited
  • Regenter Limited
  • Rydon Construction Limited
  • Taylor Wimpey UK Limited
  • Telford Homes PLC
  • The Berkeley Group PLC
  • Wates Construction Limited

Who can use it?

The LDP is an EU compliant framework. It is available to a wide range of public sector bodies who own land that they wish to bring forward for housing-led development. This includes local authorities, health boards, educational bodies, and police, fire and emergency services. 

To access the panel, users need to sign a simple agreement with us. This is available on request.

What can it be used for?

The panel can be used to procure housing-led development. This includes all activities necessary to construct housing and associated infrastructure, from obtaining planning permission through to the design, construction, marketing and eventual sale of homes. 

The full schedule of services provides further details. 

How does it work?

An LDP procurement process comprises three defined stages:

  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) to all panel members
  • Sifting Brief to those who submitted an EOI
  • A mini competition between those selected through the sifting stage

Following the mini competition, Panel Users are able to access a suite of standard contractual agreements to enable them to contract with their preferred developer. Panel members are familiar with these agreements, which also helps to save time and cost.

Panel users can also contact panel members before issuing EOIs, to undertake soft market testing to explore ideas or seek innovative solutions. This is especially useful for complex or unique sites.  

Further info

The LDP handbook provides further information on the panel and how to use it. If you require further information please contact [email protected]