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Shield Asbestos Services Achieves Place On LHC Framework

Shield’s Asbestos Division Will Provide Services to LHC Procurement Group’s (LHC) Asset Safety and Compliance (ASC1) framework

This £135m framework is designed to help the public sector meet its building life, safety and maintenance responsibilities. LHC is a not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider, with ASC1 being designed to offer a full suite of asset safety and compliance support to help the public sector meet the required government guidelines and legal responsibilities. Its introduction follows the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023, which is now law and requires affordable housing providers to appoint a health and safety lead to monitor compliance and places further responsibilities on them to address the needs of tenants. Shield Asbestos Services will be supporting each of the tendered business units, including the Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA), Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) and London & South East (LHC) via this framework.

Developed in direct response to discussions with housing associations, local authorities, schools and healthcare organisations, ASC1 offers a diverse range of expertise including property protection and associated services; asbestos management; water testing, treatment, and management; heating, and air conditioning-related services; and electrical testing and relevant support. The ASC1 framework, which runs until 3rd September 2027, is worth up to £100 million in England, £20 million in Scotland and £15 million in Wales’.

Penny Searson, Regional Manager at the South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA)commented, “SWPA are delighted to be able to offer our valued clients and partners a full range of compliance and building safety procurement solutions. It’s fantastic to see so many local Appointed Companies, across the workstreams, who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will support our public sector clients over the next four years and beyond.”

Dean Howe, Shield Services Group’s Business Development Director, commented, “The LHC Procurement Consortium and its associated business units provide Shield with a fantastic opportunity to continue our significant service offering across England and Wales, and in doing so, help to deliver better buildings and homes that enhance local communities.”

Paul Lillis, Shield Asbestos Services Managing Director, reflected, “This is further great news for the Asbestos division and the wider Group and will allow us to reinforce our reputation as a trusted partner to the public sector. Our regional branches will engage strongly with the various business units to ensure that the best service is received.

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