Housing repairs and maintenance provider Wates Living Space is expanding its work portfolio across the East of England after being appointed to deliver a major voids programme on behalf of housing association bpha.
The latest contract, valued at £1.4m annually, will see Wates Living Space bring approximately 70 void properties back into use per month in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The programme will run for three years with the potential to be extend for a further two years.
The new contract builds upon the work currently being delivered by Wates Living Space on behalf of bpha. This includes repairs and maintenance for approximately 16,000 homes as part of a three-year contract valued at £1.8m per year, which began in 2016.
David Morgan (pictured above), Managing Director, Wates Living Space, commented: “Professionalism, care and efficiency are at the core of every single contract delivered by Wates Living Space. It is this work ethic that enables us to foster strong relationships with our clients. We are very proud to be building on our relationship with bpha, which is in no small part thanks to our dedicated team in the region.
“At the heart of all of our work are the people whose homes we are welcomed into to carry out repairs. The teams have done an excellent job in ensuring their wellbeing at all times. Open, honest and respectful communication has been a huge priority ensuring that bpha customers are informed, understood and, crucially, happy with our work.
“We very much look forward to nurturing our partnership approach to working with bpha in the coming years and continuing to support their commitment to provide customers with high quality and value for money.”
Paul Cook, Head of Property Services at bpha, added: “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Wates with this new contract, and continuing to provide an excellent repairs and maintenance service for our customers.”
Throughout its work with bpha, Wates Living Space has maintained an emphasis on the local community and economy, ensuring that employment opportunities are created for local people.
The team has also donated time for a number of charity and volunteer initiatives, including the renovation of bpha’s community gardens, which are funded by the Prince’s Trust for the use of elderly residents.