Lovell awarded £30 million Gloucester City Homes maintenance contract

Morgan Sindall’s affordable housing business Lovell has been chosen by Gloucester City Homes (GCH) for a five-year, £30 million housing repairs and maintenance contract.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lovell will provide a reactive repairs service and deliver planned maintenance programmes for GCH, which manages 5,000 homes for Gloucester City Council. As part of the contract, Lovell will also continue to carry out modernisation works under GCH’s Decent Homes programme, including the installation of new kitchens, bathrooms and central heating systems, electrical and rewiring work, and other improvements. In addition, the company will adapt homes for disabled residents and refurbish void properties.

The contract commences in April 2010.

“We are delighted to secure this new contract with GCH,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall plc. “It builds on the successful working partnership which has developed between GCH and Lovell from 2007, when work first commenced on GCH’s Decent Homes programme.

“The five-year contract is testament to our experience and ability to deliver a high-quality maintenance service for social housing. This is a significant win for Lovell and marks the continuing expansion of the business.”