Wates strengthens maintenance foothold in North Wales | Wates

Cumulatively valued at approximately £4.25m, both schemes will see Wates Living Space Maintenance provide planned and responsive maintenance work across housing stock in Gwynedd and Conwy.

Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd housing association has appointed Wates to its External Wall Insulation Framework, which will see the affordable housing provider deliver an initial project valued at £1.75m.

Wates has also been appointed to two new frameworks by Cartrefi Conwy housing association. With a potential value of up to £500k per annum, the Minor Works Reactive and Electrical Framework will comprise reactive repairs, heating and electrical works.

In addition, Wates will carry out external works to selected Conwy homes as part of Cartrefi Conwy housing association’s Fencing and Adapts Framework, worth approximately £125k per annum.

Supporting its growing presence in the region, Wates will look to create extensive training and employment opportunities in addition to engaging with a local supply chain.

John Flower, Business Director for Wates Living Space Maintenance, said:

“As we increase our presence in North Wales, we’re set to capitalise on emerging market opportunities in the planned and responsive maintenance sector. Our recent appointment to deliver three separate contracts in Conwy and Gwynedd is testament to our vast industry expertise as we roll out further expansion plans in the region.

The housing associations’ investments are set to breathe new life into housing stock across North Wales and will bring selected properties in line with modern requirements. We have an excellent team in place whose specialist knowledge will enable Wates to fulfill our clients’ aspirations to create energy efficient and comfortable living spaces.”

Adrian Johnson, Assistant Director Property, Cartrefi Conwy, said:

“We have worked very well with Wates over the last year and we are very happy for Wates to have been successful under these frameworks, ensuring we have a high profile and very competent contractor maintaining our housing stock.”

Ffrancon Williams, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd Chief Executive, commented:

We are very pleased and excited to be working with Wates on our external improvement work project. We will be making substantial investments over the next four years to continue to improve the standards of our houses, and we are glad that Wates will be a part of this. As a result of this agreement, jobs will be created locally and positive contributions will be made to the local economy.

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