Kier Places has been awarded a ten-year contract with £75m by RHP Group to provide repairs, voids and planned works across its housing portfolio of around 10,000 affordable homes in the boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow, Kingston and Hillingdon of UK.
Under this RHP Group’s large scale improvement plan, Kier Places’ teams will undertake works to upgrade homes that will include installation of new kitchens and bathrooms, as well as refurbishing to make properties more energy-efficient.
Kier Places will work in partnership with RHP Group to support residents and the wider community with social value commitments that include offering employment and skills opportunities.
The firm will also work with local supply chain partners.
Kier Places operations director Iain Roy said: “We’re really proud to create this partnership with RHP, supporting their large-scale improvement plan for residents.
“A firm focus on quality, building safety, and community engagement underpins everything we do at Kier Places, and we’ll use our extensive experience of working safely in people’s homes while also minimising disruption for residents.”
RHP Group executive director of customer services Lucy Graley said: “We’re excited to start working with Kier. They stood out in the procurement process due to their passion for customer service, the quality of what they deliver and alignment with our values and culture. We see this new contract and working relationship as an opportunity to build on and improve our service.”
Contract mobilisation has commenced, with the start of services to be effective from 1 June 2023.
The appointment comes after Kier Places was appointed earlier this year to deliver planned improvements under a seven-year contract with West Midlands based housing provider, whg.