Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has been selected as a preferred supplier for Homes England’s new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, launched the new system this week. DPS makes it easier for housebuilders of any size to access Homes England land. It is the biggest DPS of its kind, and, valued at £20bn, is Homes England’s largest procurement exercise to date.
David Huggett, Persimmon’s group director of land operations, said the new system would allow the business to deliver the new homes the country needs: “This DPS is welcomed across the Persimmon business and we are pleased to partner with Homes England to support the delivery of home ownership for more people.
“Our aim is to always deliver both outstanding service and outstanding value for our customers and this new system will support our objective of improving both availability and choice for customers.”
The appointment as a preferred supplier comes as Persimmon achieves higher levels of build quality and customer satisfaction under the leadership of Dean Finch, group chief executive. In 2020 the business introduced The Persimmon Way to ensure the consistent delivery of good quality homes by its experienced management team. Further investment has included a 70% increase in the number of independent quality controllers within the business.
Alongside the sale of land, local authorities and housing associations can also rely on the DPS as a procurement-compliant solution for finding housebuilders, making it easier for them to build homes on the land they own.
Founded in 1972, Persimmon Homes is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders. With headquarters in York, the Group operates from 31 regional offices throughout the UK, trading under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships, building quality homes across England, Wales and Scotland. The company directly employs more than 5,000 people and supports around 86,000 jobs in the construction sector.