Property services provider United Living Group has been appointed to a framework delivering a seven-year £197 million planned programme of investment on behalf of whg, a not-for-profit housing association.
United Living will join contractors Wates and Kier in delivering the works across Midlands-based whg’s portfolio of 21,000 homes. The framework also involves supporting whg as it works towards achieving a minimum C-energy rating on all its properties by 2030.
Under the contract, which began on 1 June, each firm will oversee a set geographical area, with responsibility for all capital investment works including new kitchens and bathrooms, roofing and windows for a seven-year period.
They will also be sustaining whg’s social value work by creating apprenticeships and other employment opportunities for local people.
Simon Will, managing director of the United Living Property Services division, said: “The contract win is a testament to United Living’s ongoing growth and commitment to the Midlands region and extends our footprint into this area. We are also excited to deliver the project with the goal of achieving a carbon-zero status on all whg’s properties.”
Rob Gilham, whg’s corporate director of business strategy and assets, added: “These contractors join us at a hugely important time and against the backdrop of the next cycle of the Decent Homes Programme, our commitment to achieving carbon zero and our building safety works.
“It is only with the support of our contractors that we will be able to achieve all this, and we look forward to working in partnership with them over the next seven years.”