Ignite builds the way forward

Jim Wren, left, chief executive of Doncaster-based Strata and Paul Moore , managing director of Southdale, whose joint venture, Ignite, has been included in the Homes and Communities Agency's new Delivery Partner Panel, which is to spearhead a �4 billion house building programme.
Jim Wren, left, chief executive of Doncaster-based Strata and Paul Moore , managing director of Southdale, whose joint venture, Ignite, has been included in the Homes and Communities Agency's new Delivery Partner Panel, which is to spearhead a �4 billion house building programme.
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A partnership between two Yorkshire building companies has been boosted by its inclusion in an important new Government house-building initiative.

Ignite Homes has been included in the Homes and Communities Agency’s new Delivery Partner Panel, which is to spearhead a £4 billion house building programme over the coming years.

The news comes just eight months after Ignite Homes was formed after Doncaster-based house builder Strata teamed up with national construction and affordable housing specialist Southdale.

The new panel - known as DPP2 - will be used to streamline home building procurement and begins its work next month. It will also be a vehicle for housing-led regeneration using the land assets of the Homes and Communities Agency.

Strata chief executive Jim Wren said: “Being included in DPP2 is very important for Ignite Homes and is testament to our wealth of experience and the quality of the work we do and how we do it. It is also a recognition that the teaming up of our two firms just last summer is already promising much for the future.”

Ignite Homes has been included among construction companies approved to work in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and the North West.