Decision details

Proposal to establish 'Southwark Construction' to build the homes and develop the skills our borough needs

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the procurement strategy




That the creation of ‘Southwark Construction’, an internal arm of the council, that will deliver new council housing and in doing so also create and develop a wide range of benefits that meet the challenging expectations of the council be agreed. This will provide ongoing employment opportunities, realisation of social value deliverables, training and career progression within a professional environment that focuses on providing high quality, carbon neutral homes be agreed. It will also bring opportunities to establish some of the more specialist professional construction roles, currently outsourced at high cost, in-house.

Report author: Michael Scorer

Publication date: 08/12/2021

Date of decision: 07/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/12/2021

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