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United Living awarded 14-year deal with L&Q

United Living Property Services (ULPS) has secured a 14-year contract, worth up to £205 million with residential developer & housing association, L&Q, as part of its sector-leading Major Works Investment Programme.

The contract covers all planned investment and regeneration works across L&Q homes in Trafford and forms part of the housing association’s North West Major Works Investment Programme.

The programme, which is now in its second year, is believed to be the industry’s largest investment programme – almost £3 billion over 15 years – to improve the safety, comfort and environmental performance of residents’ homes. It will see all L&Q homes maintained to the Decent Homes Standard – a technical standard set by the government for public housing. In total, around 48,000 new kitchens and 42,000 new bathrooms will be installed, alongside a range of other improvements to roofs, windows and communal areas. The work will also help tackle rising energy costs by increasing the efficiency of homes.

The programme also places great emphasis on local recruitment and social value, with ULPS set to boost the local economy by becoming a major employer in the region, through direct employment and supporting local businesses.

The contract will run for one year less than L&Q’s existing 10 Major Works partnerships, to tie in with the original 15-year contracts. Residents in Trafford and its surrounding areas will be added to the programme from June.

ULPS already works with L&Q in the South of England.

Mark Newstead, Director of Major Works at L&Q, said: “We’re really looking forward to having United Living Property Services on board in the North West, building on the fantastic partnership we’ve already had with them over the last year in the South East.

“They share our commitment to quality and excellence, and I look forward to working with them to deliver social value in the communities we serve.

“Expanding the programme into the North West means all residents will see the benefit of our huge investment into existing homes.”

John Farrell, Managing Director at United Living Property Services, commented: “We are delighted to secure this substantial contract which underscores our strong partnership with L&Q and serves as a testament to our expertise in property management and regeneration. We are excited to be working together in a new area of England and believe that we will be able to deliver exceptional results through our strategic collaboration.”

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