Thursday, August 5, 2010

News: Willmott Dixon and Morrison secure Rotherham housing contracts


Construction specilaists, Willmott Dixon and Morrison plc have secured contracts worth £120m to work with the council's arms length management organisation (ALMO) 2010 Rotherham to deliver a repairs service to council-owned property in Rotherham.

Willmott Dixon Group's repair and maintenance specialist Willmott Dixon Partnerships has won a five and a half year contract worth £58 million with possible extensions, to provide responsive repairs to nearly 12,000 homes and properties in Wentworth South, Wentworth Valley, Rother Valley West and Rother Valley South.

Morrison has won a £60.5m five and a half year deal, with four possible one-year extensions, to repair and maintain 13,000 properties in Rotherham North, Rotherham South and Wentworth North.

The new contracts go live in October and cover repairs, voids, capital works, gas and electrical, plus aids and adaptations. Employees currently with the council will be transfered to work on the projects.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships managing director Mick Williamson said: "We are delighted to be given this opportunity to work with 2010 Rotherham in delivering a first-class service to residents over the coming years.

"Our aim will be to work closely with 2010 Rotherham and other stakeholders to develop and deliver a three star excellent service as we have achieved with other clients, including in South Yorkshire.

"We are here for the long-term and welcome nearly 170 employees from Rotherham who will be joining us on the new contract."

Guy Wakeley, chief executive of Morrison, said: "The Borough of Rotherham will now form the new hub for our businesses in Yorkshire, where we will continue to grow our presence and create sustainable employment."

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Councillor Akhtar added: "2010 Rotherham and Rotherham Borough Council are determined to get the best possible service for our tenants at the keenest price. As part of this we have chosen Morrison and Willmott Dixon as the new contractors to carry out repairs and maintenance to Council housing from October this year.

"Both Morrison and Willmott Dixon are established national providers with excellent reputations for providing efficient repairs and maintenance services delivered to a three star standard."

2010 Rotherham website

Morrison website
Willmott Dixon website



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