The contracts include a £12m programme of roofing upgrades across Bromford’s portfolio in the Midlands and South West, as the housing provider looks to provide the right home for every customer. Novus expects to refurbish more than 350 roofs a year under the five-year deal and will be completing works on a 200-home estate in Wolverhampton and supported housing schemes in Lichfield over the first twelve months.
The project, which was awarded following a competitive tender process, is an extension of Novus’s six-year roofing contract with Bromford.
The business has also been appointed to deliver a £2m contract to upgrade the roofing at Bromford’s 90-home Waterloo estate in Gloucestershire, which will help the housing association to minimise future reactive maintenance costs.
In a separate three-year agreement, Novus will be completing £2m worth of fire-safety works in blocks of flats including sheltered accommodation. It includes fire door upgrades and projects to replace fire-stopping systems between storeys. In addition to the roofing and fire safety works, Novus and its supply chain are refreshing a local community centre in Gloucester as a pro-bono project.
The wins build on Novus’ 10-year relationship with the housing association, which partnered with South West-based Merlin in July 2017 before merging with Gloucestershire-based Severn Vale Housing in January 2018. Its combined stock totals 44,000 homes and it has a planned development pipeline of £1.5bn for 14,000 new homes over the next decade.
Lee Hartley, Director at Novus, said: “Bromford is one of many long-standing relationships we have in the social housing sector. We provide local support through our network of offices but, as a national contractor, can provide scale to deliver projects quickly across multiple territories while ensuring the same high-quality standards.
“We’re proud of our ability to retain major clients like Bromford for more than a decade. We’re quick to understand how these organisations work — their stock and what their customers expect — so that we can become an extension of their team. In addition, our commitment to volunteering and providing added value initiatives helps to transform lives beyond the improvement works to housing stock.”
Russ Fowler, Bromford’s Director of Strategic Asset Management, said: “We have an excellent relationship with Novus and are pleased to be working in partnership with them as we look to make improvements to hundreds of existing homes as part of our aim to ensure that each customer can thrive by having a home that is safe, secure and warm.”