Anchor Hanover has appointed energy, services and regeneration specialist, ENGIE as a strategic delivery partner for the North and South, in a 10-year deal worth £80m — £40m for each respective region.
After a competitive tendering process, ENGIE secured two of the four regional contracts available — the maximum that could be appointed to one contractor — and will see the business work closely with Anchor Hanover to develop, plan and subsequently deliver annual programmes of work in line with a rolling five year investment plan.
Anchor Hanover is England’s largest provider of care and housing for older people — with 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. This programme of works aims to prolong and enhance the condition of its housing stock, while supporting and prioritising the needs of customer’s, by ensuring residents are living in high-quality, energy efficient and sustainable housing, within a safe environment.
The scope of work will include kitchen and bathroom replacements, electrical heating replacements, internal and external repairs — including roofs, pavements and car parking; as well as replacement windows and doors among other associated works.
All work will be completed with residents in occupation and ENGIE has pledged to work openly and closely with residents throughout the duration of the project to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
Simon Lacey, Regional Managing Director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, said: “Anchor Hanover has a proactive and progressive agenda, which is built around customer needs and sustainability, making it the perfect strategic fit for us. Our widescale remit in energy, services and regeneration, will allow us to work with them over the next decade to find bespoke solutions for future proofing homes and enhancing the customer experience.
“We have vast capabilities in building, regenerating and maintaining homes and care facilities for older people, so we are delighted to be in a position of working with Anchor Hanover’s impressive customer base, so they can get the most of our placemaking expertise.”
Winston Williams, Anchor Hanover’s Director of Property, added: “We’re pleased to be working with ENGIE on our Planned Asset Maintenance and Investment Programme. Anchor Hanover is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, which means that we are able to reinvest the money we make into our retirement properties and care homes, and to continually raise standards to provide the high-quality services our customers want and expect.”
ENGIE is scheduled to commence the programme this month (April 2019).