Mears Group has extended a partnership with the United Welsh Group to continue asset management for its repairs and maintenance subsidiary Celtic Horizons for homes in South Wales.
The Caerphilly-based not-for-profit housing association employs 265 people and maintains more than 6,300 properties across 11 local authority areas in South Wales. Its current building programme is worth around £21 million a year and it plans to build more than 1,300 homes over the next five years.
The renewed contract, worth £7 million a year, starts on 1st April. Mears will continue to deliver total asset management services for at least seven years.
The collaboration offers an assortment of short and long-term support services across a range of areas including managing responsive repairs and empty dwellings, operational management, IT, HR, finance, health and safety, compliance and procurement.
Mears said the model would help Celtic Horizons to maintain high standards for residents by reducing the time it takes to resolve enquiries.
Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group, said: “We are committed to providing a great service to our residents. The team has worked hard to ensure the services delivered to tenants by Celtic Horizons are consistently of the highest standard with a culture of continuous improvement and tenant involvement."
Lynda Sagona, group CEO of United Welsh, said the extension of the contract showed the association‘s confidence in the partnership built up with Mears over the past eight years.
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