L&Q appoints our housing maintenance division to £2bn major works programme
Leading housing association, L&Q, has appointed us to provide maintenance and fire safety works to 13,400 homes as part of a 15-year, major works programme worth up to £300m a year.
This major new contract will be delivered by the southern planned maintenance team and will see us improve and maintain homes across Greenwich, Dartford, Bromley and parts of Medway borough.
Included within the scope of the contract are planned works to maintain standards*, including external and internal works,
Additional work includes mechanical and electrical repairs and fire safety, including sprinkler systems, new alarms, risk assessments and fire door upgrades.
L&Q’s Major Works Investment Programme is the industry’s largest investment programme almost £3bn over 15 years to improve the safety, comfort, and environmental performance of residents’ homes. In total, the L&Q programme will install around 48,000 new kitchens and 42,000 new bathrooms.
There is a clear focus on quality delivery and social value through inspiring and developing communities at the heart of this contract.
This gives us a great opportunity to deliver not only an exceptional service to L&Q and their residents but work in partnership with teams across the programme to provide valuable employment, skills, and growth opportunities to local communities for years to come.”
Regional Managing Director, Wates Living Space
We’re delighted to confirm that ten fantastic like-minded partners are joining us for the next stage of our Major Works Investment Programme. Each shares our commitment to quality and excellence, whilst creating a positive impact on the communities where we work.”
Director of Major Works at L&Q
*The Decent Homes Standard was introduced by the UK Government in 2004 to help social housing providers improve the conditions of their homes. For a property to be labelled a decent home it must meet a series of criteria, standardised across all social housing in the UK.