Keepmoat secures contracts worth £23 million in Durham

Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has secured contracts worth £23 million with the newly established County Durham Housing Group, one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the north east.

The group’s three landlords will all benefit from the programme, which includes a £17.5 million contract with East Durham Homes to deliver improvements to 900 dwellings. This will include roofing, external render and re-pointing windows and doors, structural works, electrical rewires, central heating, kitchens, bathrooms, environmental works, garage refurbishment and aids and adaptations. Work is scheduled to start on site during July 2015 with a completion date of July 2017.

Keepmoat has also been appointed by Dale & Valley Homes (DVH) to deliver an improvement programme to 1,000 dwellings with a value of £1.9 million. The works mainly comprises of external and environmental improvement such as; boundary fencing, vehicle parking bays, external doors, re-rendering and brickwork pointing. There will be some internal work such as kitchen and bathroom replacements to ensure DVH continue to meet the decent homes standard. The start on site date is scheduled for August 2015 with a completion date of April 2017.

Keepmoat will also work in Partnership to deliver a contract with Durham City Homes to carry out an improvement programme to over 800 dwellings with a value of £3.6 million. The works will include re-roofing, external wall insulation and brickwork repairs. Work is due to start on site in July 2015 with a completion date of around April 2017.

David Ward, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat Northern Region said:

“These high-profile contract wins for us in County Durham show the extent to which we are winning new business in the region through the strength of our offering in community regeneration. Business is fantastic for us in this part of the country with public sector clients confident of our ability to deliver high-quality results.

“We’re very much looking forward to working with County Durham Housing Group to provide regeneration solutions to communities across County Durham.”

County Durham Housing Group Director of Assets and Regeneration, Ged Walsh, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Keepmoat to embark on this major investment programme that will deliver the improvements that tenants have told us they want to see.”