Energy, services and regeneration provider ENGIE has secured a £33 million, three-year contract with Manchester City Council to refurbish the council’s 13,000-strong housing stock.
ENGIE is partnering with both the local authority and Northwards Housing - a not-for-profit ALMO (arm's-length management organisation) that oversees council homes across North Manchester to provide a full service for planned preventative and reactive maintenance, repairs, voids and adaptations. The contract starts on 3 April and will see the TUPE of more than 100 employees from the current service provider.
John Haynes, ENGIE UK & Ireland’s regional managing director, said: “Manchester City Council and Northwards are fully committed to offering safe, affordable and energy-efficient homes to residents and we’re delighted to be supporting them in achieving this ambition.
“TUPEd staff members will be fully supported throughout the process and we look forward to offering further training and employment opportunities for people in the region as our relationship with the council and Northwards advances.”
ENGIE already delivers repairs and maintenance services to more than 400 council buildings across the council area and undertakes a variety of regeneration, construction and energy efficiency projects – including EV infrastructure to support the expansion of the city‘s electric fleet.
The company’s contract has a six-year maximum contract term – a three-year initial period with the option of another three-year extension.
Councillor Suzanne Richards, the council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Repairs and maintenance represent one of the key issues for our tenants and it’s vital it’s done right. We look forward to working closely with ENGIE over the next few years to ensure we have a service that can react and respond quickly to issues raised and deliver a trusted service to residents.”
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