CONTRACTOR Kier has strengthened its presence in housing maintenance in the region after securing contracts from two city councils in Yorkshire.
In Leeds, Kier has been awarded a four-year contract for kitchen and bathroom maintenance and rewiring. It will also repair windows and doors on a separate contract for at least a year.
This follows Sheffield City Council appointing Kier to rewire and carry out upgrades in 11,000 homes over the next four years. The company’s existing work in Sheffield also includes a roofing contract which is in its final year.
Kier has also secured a contract with two social housing providers, Equity Housing Group and Johnnie Johnson Housing, to provide repairs and maintenance services to its properties across the North West, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
All told, including a new contract and extensions in the City of Lincoln, Kier has secured some £40 million worth of new business.
“These new contract wins and extensions mark an important milestone for our housing maintenance business in the north,” said David Mawson, managing director of Kier Housing Maintenance.
“We’re delighted to be forming and continuing to build long-standing relationships with these councils – working in partnership with local authorities is a key part of the work Kier does, both in terms of housing maintenance and development.
“This is an important strategic time for our work in housing maintenance as we adapt to our clients’ evolving aims. We are consistently working with clients to ensure we exceed their expectations as part of a high-quality service.”