Fortem has been appointed by Lambeth Council to deliver reactive repairs and voids services to circa 10,000 council owned properties. The contract is worth up to £10m per annum for an initial six years with potential to extend it by a further eight years.
Fortem will deliver reactive repairs, preventative maintenance, and void services for the council from 12th July in the North of the borough. This appointment adds to Fortem’s long history of working in the area, delivering repairs, maintenance, capital works and energy services for various London authorities and housing associations across London since 2003.
Cllr Maria Kay, Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, said: “Through introducing more competition for council projects, our expectation is that the residents will have a better experience from our repairs service.”
“There will be a broad mix of expertise among the contractors, and the new pricing structure will act as an incentive for contractors to get the job right first time.”
“We have also secured an extra 275 social, economic and environmental commitments without increasing the contract prices. This means more employment opportunities for our residents and apprenticeships for our priority groups, as well as education, social and crime prevention projects. And it also means that we will plant an additional 2,000 trees every year.”
Mick Williamson, Managing Director of Fortem, commented: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Lambeth Council to deliver their housing maintenance service.
“Lambeth is a diverse, dynamic, enterprising borough at the heart of London, and we are excited to begin working in the local community and adding our value.
“We are looking forward to working collaboratively with Lambeth Council to provide an excellent service for their residents.”