05 November 2019 | Prithvi Pandya
Energy and services company Engie has been appointed to provide a £60 million repairs and maintenance service on behalf of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
The contract will start on 1 April 2020 for five years, but could be extended by five years dependent on performance.
Engie will provide responsive repairs, adaptations, void works and estate management services to 9,800 homes across the south of the borough. In addition, it will also provide gas, mechanical and electrical maintenance work and a number of capital improvement schemes across the wider Rotherham area.
The work programme is expected to create more than 100 apprenticeships for local people over the 10-year period, as well as 40 new jobs and more than 90 work experience placements for young people. ENGIE has said it has also committed to a number of engagement opportunities with local schools, colleges and universities.
Martin Smithurst, divisional chief operating officer at Engie UK, said: "We have a proven track record of providing an excellent repairs and maintenance service, as well as helping our partners address their housing, social value and climate emergency-related priorities, and I'm sure that this programme will be no different.
"Engie has a long history of working within the borough, so it's great that we can continue to do that through this partnership. We look forward to working with our partners for many more years to come to create, improve and maintain homes and places across Rotherham."