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Wates takes £5.1m deal to refurbish London Peabody homes © iStock

17 October 2019 | Prithvi Pandya


Wates Living Space has been awarded a three-year contract by Peabody Housing Association to carry out responsive repairs and specialist works for more than 13,000 homes in London boroughs.

The contract, which has potential for a one-year extension, will see Wates Living Space deliver works under two separate lots with a combined annual value of £5.1 million.


Lot 1 of refurbishment works for Peabody will include 6,665 homes across Waltham Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet, Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond Upon Thames, and Hillingdon.


Lot 2 will include 6,837 homes across Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and Essex. Both lots will include responsive repairs and specialist works as well as an out-of-hours emergency service.


David Morgan, managing director of Wates Property Services, said: “Through our previous work with Peabody and our shared values for supporting the local community, we have developed a solid understanding of our client’s aspirations to deliver a high-quality service that helps to transform communities. Partnership working is fundamental to this and our team is currently focused on developing innovative systems and processes that create efficiencies and improve the customer journey.”


Ashling Fox, chief operating officer at Peabody, said: “This appointment is part of our mixed approach to providing quality services across London and the South East. Our experienced property managers will work closely with the Wates team, and we’ll be continuing our collaboration to help young people into work and training through our community foundations.”