SQW appointed to provide expert evaluation support to Homes England for the Land Assembly Fund

SQW, working with BBP Regeneration, has been appointed to provide evaluation support to Homes England in relation to the recently-launched Land Assembly Fund.

Issues such as land contamination, infrastructure requirements, and complex land ownership can present real barriers to building homes where they are needed most. The £1.3 billion Land Assembly Fund will be used to acquire land needing work and get it ready for the market, making it less risky for developers to invest in and start building. Outside of London this work will be carried out by Homes England.

The support will involve the development of an evaluation framework and evaluation plan for the Fund, which will set out how the economic and wider impact of the Fund will be assessed. SQW and BBP Regeneration will also complete a first Annual Review of the Fund, involving consultations with key partners and stakeholders, and analysis of data and documents to assess progress to date.