Walsall Housing picks three for £197m frame

Wates, United Living and Kier have been selected to manage WHG’s planned works program at its 21,000 properties.

The framework contract, launched on June 1, sees each contractor overseeing their own geographic area, with responsibility for all capital investment works – including new kitchens and bathrooms, roofing and windows for a seven-year term. They will also support the housing association in its efforts to achieve a minimum energy rating of C on all its properties by 2030.

Rob Gilham, Director of Business Strategy and Assets at WHG, said: “These entrepreneurs join us at a hugely important time and in the context of the next cycle of the Decent Homes program, our commitment to zero carbon and our building security work. Only with the support of our contractors can we achieve all of this, and we look forward to working in partnership with them over the next seven years. »

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, said: “Undertaking refurbishment projects to decarbonise social housing across the UK is a huge responsibility, but it is a responsibility that WHG takes on with ambition.

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