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Hammersmith & Fulham Council awards Wates with £3.5m housing repairs deal

Social housing repairs and maintenance provider, Wates Living Space, has won a contract valued at approximately £3.5 million, for the repairs and maintenance of 7,000 homes on behalf Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

The work forms part of the council’s maintenance programme, which includes general repairs for 17,000 council-owned homes. Wates Living Space has been appointed to Lot 2 of the council’s new contract, which will see the delivery of repairs and maintenance services to 7,000 across the W11, W6 and W14 postcode areas of Hammersmith.

As part of the work Wates Living Space will carry out extensive general repairs and maintenance, some of which include communal repairs, estate inspections, minor fire risk assessments, bricklaying, carpentry, decorating, electrical repairs, fencing and flooring.

Wates’ appointment follows Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s move to bring its housing repair service in-house in October 2018 having brought to an end its 10-year contract with Mitie.

David Morgan, Managing Director of Wates Living Space, commented: “The management of repairs and maintenance of this scale requires a methodical and meticulous approach and we have worked closely with the team at Hammersmith & Fulham Council to understand how they’d like their new in-house service to be delivered for tenants and leaseholders. As is always the case, listening to the feedback of residents is fundamental to this process to enable us to provide them with the level of service they both want and deserve. A core part of this contract will be our network of local supply chain partners, with whom we are working to mobilise the best service possible from day one of the contract.”

The interim contract will commence on 1 April this year and will run until summer 2020.

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