Construction company Kier has been selected to deliver the £140 million Genesis Housing Association contract.
The firm will carry out maintenance works in about 33,000 properties in London and the East of England.
In addition, it will provide responsive repairs for over 10,000 homes in East London and the East of England. The remaining properties will continue to be serviced by Genesis’ in-house team.
The contract will run initially for four years with a prospect of being extended for a further six years.
Kier finance director Haydn Mursell, said: “This opportunity to work with one of the UK’s leading housing associations is further endorsement of Kier’s well-established status as a provider of social housing maintenance services across the UK.
“We are committed to building long-term partnerships with all of our clients and look forward to working closely with Genesis to assist it to drive efficiencies across its core business.”
Genesis Housing Association chief executive, Neil Hadden, commented on the announcement: “Customer focus was key throughout the tendering process, and we’re confident that in Kier we’ve found a provider that understands the requirements of our customers and the values that run through everything we do.”
Kier is committed towards delivering environmentally friendly building works, as demonstrated in its new green £6.5 million headquarters.
The new development contains a solar thermal system that has been installed to offset 50 per cent of the current hot water demand and so far has produced 10,000kWh and a 4.5 tonne reduction in CO2.
Improvements in the thermal performance of the windows, doors, walls and roof have saved 21 tonnes of CO2. Additionally, two solar PV arrays have provided over 63,000kWh of power so far.
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