Leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider, Wates Living Space, is set to commence repairs and maintenance for 7,000 homes on behalf Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
The interim contract, valued at approximately £3.5m, will commence on 1 April this year and will run until summer 2020. The work forms part of the councils maintenance programme, which includes general repairs for 17,000 council-owned homes.
Wates Living Space has been appointed to Lot 2 of the councils new contract, which will see the delivery of repairs and maintenance services to 7,000 across the W11, W6 and W14 postcode areas of Hammersmith.
As part of the work Wates Living Space will carry out extensive general repairs and maintenance, some of which include communal repairs, estate inspections, minor fire risk assessments, bricklaying, carpentry, decorating, electrical repairs, fencing and flooring.
Wates appointment follows Hammersmith & Fulham Councils move to bring its housing repair service in-house in October 2018 having brought to an end its ten-year contract with Mitie.
David Morgan, Managing Director of Wates Living Space, commented:
The management of repairs and maintenance of this scale requires a methodical and meticulous approach and we have worked closely with the team at Hammersmith & Fulham Council to understand how theyd like their new in-house service to be delivered for tenants and leaseholders. As is always the case, listening to the feedback of residents is fundamental to this process to enable us to provide them with the level of service they both want and deserve. A core part of this contract will be our network of local supply chain partners, with whom we are working to mobilise the best service possible from day one of the contract.
Wates presence in Hammersmith also includes the £60m refurbishment of the 1930s Grade II Listed Hammersmith Police Station on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service where building work began in 2016.