Birmingham City Council in UK extends housing repair contract with Equans

WCN Editorial Team 14 Mar 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Birmingham City Council has extended Equans’ existing five-year contract by additional two years for repairing and refurbishing more than 40,000 council-owned properties in the city.

Equans has been maintaining 9,000 homes across the north of the city for the last five years.

The two-year contract is worth £160m.

Equans has now secured a contract for additional 31,000 homes across Birmingham’s East and West quadrants.

Through the contract, Equans is claimed to have made thousands of homes warm, safe, and energy efficient across Birmingham city.

Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods Shabrana Hussain said: “As Britain’s largest social landlord, we carry out over a quarter of a million repairs every year, so I welcome this new contract with Equans and look forward to a successful partnership.

“Keeping all our housing stock up to an acceptable standard is a big challenge, but it is essential that we provide our tenants with the best service possible, in particular ensuring that all repairs are carried out to a high standard and on time. So I look forward to working with Equans, ensuring that our housing repair service meets the needs of all our tenants, and will be monitoring its effectiveness carefully.”

Equans UK & Ireland divisional CEO Colin Macpherson said: “We are delighted that the council has decided to extend our successful partnership which, thanks to our exceptional team in the region, has delivered first-rate customer service to residents across the city over the last five years.

“We recognise that the council has a big challenge in keeping its housing stock up to an acceptable standard of repair, while ensuring that many more properties across the city are made warmer, safer and more energy efficient, and we stand ready to support them in this.”

The new two-year contract is set to become effective from 1 April.

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