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Wates commences housing maintenance deal with South Derbyshire District Council

Wates has commenced its new partnership with South Derbyshire District Council to deliver planned and responsive housing maintenance works to the Council’s 3,000 properties.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wates is responsible for carrying out a range of day-to-day and specialist works. These include responsive repairs and planned external works to specialist aids and adaptations to make homes accessible and reactive works to the Council’s corporate buildings.

Through this partnership, Wates will support the delivery of the Council’s 2024 – 2028 Plan via its expertise in delivering maintenance works at scale, innovative working practices and exceptional track record with resident engagement and social value, which will help improve lives and communities in South Derbyshire and support the Council in achieving its goal of modernising and transforming its services.

The contract will run for an initial two years and comes with potential extensions for a further two years.

Stewart Reid, Regional Managing Director at Wates said: “South Derbyshire District Council have an ambitious plan to improve homes and services for years to come. We are excited to work in partnership with them to deliver quality and safe homes for residents across the district.

” This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to improve the homes and lives of residents, building on our capabilities and delivery expertise across the Midlands.”

Dr Justin Ives, Chief Executive for South Derbyshire District Council added: “I am delighted with the appointment of Wates Property Services as our repairs and maintenance contractor. Their extensive experience coupled with the improvement journey on which the Council’s Housing service has embarked will improve the quality and responsiveness of our housing repairs service.”

The partnership with SDDC adds to the work carried out by Wates across the region for Tamworth Borough Council, Places for People and Derby City Council.

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