ICNW is a framework for construction contractors and associated professional services. It is open to clients who seek to deliver mixed use housing and associated social infrastructure.

The construction lots are divided into low, medium and high value bandings and further sub divided geographically to cover Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and South Yorkshire.

The professional services lots include Employers Agents, Engineers, Building Surveyors, Architects, Clerk Of Works, Purchasers Agents and Principal Designers.

All our contractors and consultants have been through a robust procurement process. We have selected those contractors and consultants with vast experience in the housing sector, which we believe can deliver sustainable, high quality homes that meet the requirements of our residents whilst offering value for money.

The successful contractors and consultants are shown here:

The duration of the framework is four years in line with the EU Consolidated Directive as invoked by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The framework started on 4th July 2016 and will run until 3rd July 2020.

ICNW Clients

Membership of ICNW is restricted to those who will seek to deliver mixed use housing and associated social infrastructure schemes within the geographic regions identified above. The framework is open to all Registered Providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). For further information on services provided and joining fees, please use the Contact Us link above.


Embracing new technologies and house types, we deliver quality, sustainable homes that are cheaper to run and future–proof.

Framework Priorities:

  The framework has been set up, and is managed by Great Places Housing Group (GPHG). However, we aim to work collaboratively with our clients to achieve the following priorities:
  • To provide an efficient route to achieving best practice procurement and funding compliance.

  • Offering value for money.

  • Driving better performance of contractors and consultants by sharing knowledge, assessing Key Performance Indicators and benchmarking costs.

  • To make available to clients, contractors and consultants standardised documents and house types that can drive efficiencies.

  • Promoting innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Ensuring due diligence of supply chains.

  • To maximise opportunities for social value in order to unblock barriers and improve outcomes for our residents.

Framework Successes:

  The estimated throughput value of the current framework is £500million. The first ICNW framework, which ran from 2012 to 2016 was a great success, with 17 clients, the completion of 4067 new homes and a throughput value in excess of £400million, broken down as follows:

​Construction Contract Value
£391M
​Architect Services ​£2.5M
Cost Consultant  Services​ £6.7M
CDM Services​ £1.5M
Engineer Services​ £0.1M