Kier chosen for Decent Homes improvements
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Kier has been chosen by Northampton Borough Council as one of three contractors to carry out the next phase of Decent Homes improvements to 6,200 council homes.
Kier was selected following an extensive procurement process, which incorporated a price and quality evaluation, interviews and site visits, involving residents at every stage.
Funding of £32.3m has come from the Government’s Decent Homes Backlog Fund and the money will be spent over two years. This means that by March 2015 all council homes in the Borough will meet the Decent Homes Standard.
Kier regional managing director, Simon Bullen, said: “We are delighted to be working with Northampton Borough Council to deliver this vital Decent Homes work. We look forward to working closely with residents and the council, and this opportunity further enhances Kiers' well-established status as a leading provider of public sector maintenance services.”
Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Mary Markham, said: “Our priority is to give council tenants the homes they want and deserve. We were delighted to have been awarded the additional funding, which means that all council homes can be brought up to the Decent Homes Standard by March 2015.”