Lovell wins £14m repairs contract
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
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Lovell has been handed a £14m repairs contract by Wandle Housing Association (WHA).
The repairs and maintenance firm was selected from seven suppliers that competed for the new two-year contract.
The deal, which starts in April, will see Lovell providing the upkeep of WHA's 6,000 homes across South London.
As part of its commitment to creating lasting benefits for local communities, Lovell will provide three trade apprenticeships through the repairs and maintenance programme.
Gary Bellenger, WHA's head of asset investment, said: “With residents’ input we ensured we understood exactly what they would like out of the repairs and maintenance service, reflecting this in the design of the contract, as well as taking some to visit prospective contractors and be part of the final decision making panel.
"We believe we have secured a cost effective deal that will offer a great quality and flexible service to our residents. Our scrutiny panel will work to ensure both Wandle and Lovell delivers on the promises of the contract. It’s also important for us to work with partners that can add value in other ways so we’re really pleased the contract will enable us to engineer possible work opportunities for our residents and for people living in the areas in which we operate.”
Lovell's managing director, Simon Medler, added: “We share with WHA a belief that customers should be at the heart of everything we do.
“We look forward to working closely with residents and Wandle in true partnership to provide a customer-focused repairs service of a very high standard.”
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