£70 million maintenance contract for 18,000 homes
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Bolton at home forrest deal
Social housing regeneration company Forrest has won a £70 million refurbishment and maintenance contract with a major northern housing association.
The deal will see the firm improving Bolton at Home's 18,000 properties over the next 10 years.
The partnership will also see Forrest instigate bathroom and kitchen installations and repairs, electrical works, central heating and boiler upgrades, external refurbishments and infrastructure works.
The company has worked with the social provider since the early 90s.
Jim Higham, Bolton at Home’s Director of Technical Services, said: "Bolton at Home and Forrest have developed a solid partnership through working together to deliver our capital works programme. I’m delighted that with this latest appointment, we have the opportunity to build on our relationship for the benefit of our customers and communities."
Lee McCarren, Forrest's chief executive, added: "Fostering long-term partnerships is the bedrock of our business and this latest agreement with Bolton at Home is testament to the strength of the relationship between the two organisations which has been established for many years now.
"Bolton and Greater Manchester are a key geographic area for us too, where we’ve made significant investments into creating new jobs and apprenticeships since we opened our regional operations hub in the town in 2011."
Pictured: Forrest's Lee McCarren and Jim Higham from Bolton at Home shake on the deal.