Housing Covenant 2015-18 Programme

London Development Panel 2

The Mayor has identified London’s housing crisis as one of the biggest barriers to prosperity, growth and fairness facing Londoners.  His draft London Plan sets out a wide range of policies to significantly increase the supply of housing in the capital. It includes identified capacity for 65,000 new homes a year and a long-term strategic target for 50 per cent of all new homes built to be genuinely affordable.

The release of surplus, publicly-owned land for residential development has a key role to play in meeting these targets. Recognising this, a new London Development Panel has been established and is an efficient means of accelerating the delivery of new homes on public land. It is a key tool of Homes for Londoners - the umbrella organisation for housing delivery in London, led by the Mayor.

The new London Development Panel, known as LDP2, is a single-lot framework of 29 well established developers, house builders, contractors and Registered Providers of Social Housing (RPs) who have been carefully selected through a rigorous competitive procurement process.

The Panel offers comprehensive development and construction services and can be used by public landowners for sites in Greater London, providing a streamlined and efficient method for selecting development partners for their sites.

LDP2 replaces the first London Development Panel which expired in 2017. In summary, LDP2: 

  • Is a framework for residential-led development to support the Mayor’s ambition to accelerate housing development;
  • Can offer a quick and efficient means of selecting a development partner in comparison to other procurement methods;
  • Offers a comprehensive range of development services;
  • Can deliver cost savings through the Panel’s defined Mini-Competition process and standardised set of Call-off Contracts;
  • Is available free of charge to public landowners and Registered Providers who sign an Access Agreement with the GLA;
  • Can be used for both development and contracting opportunities in Greater London;
  • Offers new flexibilities around how Panel Members can bid in mini-competitions;
  • Will run for a period of 4 years ending on 8 August 2022. GLA may extend the Panel by 1 year.

Panel Members

The Panel comprises a mix of companies and consortia. The GLA has entered a Framework Agreement with the following 29 organisations:

  • A2 Dominion
  • Be Living
  • Bellway
  • Berkeley Group
  • Barratt
  • Catalyst
  • Countryside
  • Durkan
  • Engie Consortium (Engie, HUB and Delancey)
  • Galliford Try
  • Hadley Property Group
  • Higgins
  • Hill
  • Hyde
  • Lendlease
  • London & Quadrant Housing Trust
  • Morgan Sindall Consortium (Morgan Sindall, Muse and Lovell)
  • Native Land
  • Notting Hill Genesis
  • Optivo
  • Peabody
  • Pinnacle Group
  • Prospect House Consortium (Stanhope, Network Homes and Laing O'Rourke)
  • Quintain
  • Redrow
  • Swan Igloo Consortium (Swan Housing Association and Igloo)
  • Telford Homes
  • U + I
  • United Living

Panel Services

LDP2 offers comprehensive development services. This includes all activities necessary to prepare for, construct and complete the development and associated infrastructure as well as the marketing, sale and after care of the completed development. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Raising of development finance;
  • Site acquisition and land assembly;
  • Planning and delivery of meanwhile or temporary uses prior to construction;
  • Master planning;
  • Design development;
  • Phasing strategy;
  • Obtaining planning permission;
  • Supply chain management;
  • Construction of development;
  • Design and construction of infrastructure to support housing;
  • Site management;
  • Provision of housing of all tenures including private sale housing, affordable housing and purpose built private rented housing;
  • Marketing and sale of homes;
  • Aftercare, maintenance and where applicable, ongoing estate management of completed development;
  • Structuring of development risk and reward.
  • The following types of development are included:
  • Development and disposal of mixed-use residential-led sites. Mixed-use elements include health facilities, education and community facilities, retail or commercial development;
  • Estate regeneration;
  • Refurbishment / retrofit of existing houses, residential buildings, empty homes and associated buildings for residential-led use;
  • Refurbishment, restoration, conversion of heritage or other buildings for residential-led use;
  • Demolition, site remediation, infrastructure and enabling works to prepare sites for residential or mixed-use development;
  • Development of extra care accommodation;
  • Self-build or custom build enabling as part of a larger development.

Who Can Use It

LDP2 is a framework for use by UK public sector bodies, free of charge, to deliver schemes in Greater London only. For further details of organisations who can use the Panel, please refer to the LDP2 Handbook.

Access Agreement

To use the Panel, the land owner must sign an Access Agreement with the GLA. This agreement states that all liability arising from use of the LDP2 lies with the Panel User. Landowners are required to enter this agreement with GLA on a project by project basis. This is to allow GLA to have full oversight of the opportunities going through the Panel and to manage the pipeline. Please email [email protected] to request a copy of the Access Agreement.

Handbook

The LDP2 Handbook provides detailed guidance on the use of LDP2. Landowners considering using LDP2 must take their own legal advice on the use of the Panel.

Contact

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]