The four-year housing modernisation programme will bring properties up to a level which exceeds the Government’s Decent Homes Standard.
Lovell will carry out improvements including the installation of new kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems, electrical upgrading and external, environmental and security work. The work will be carried out in partnership with registered social landlord Three Oaks Homes and its specialist consultant Michael Dyson Associates.
The modernisation programme forms part of a five-year, £30 million improvement scheme launched by Three Oaks Homes which took over ownership and management of the properties following a stock transfer from Blaby District Council in November 2008.
This latest contract win for Lovell follows the recent award of a large-scale housing improvement programme for Northamptonshire-based Wellingborough Homes, and a scheme to build 61 affordable homes in Leeds for housing association Accent Foundation.
“Demand for new build and refurbishment social housing projects remains robust,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall plc. “Lovell is a market leader in this area, with a proven track record of working in partnership with housing associations to deliver high-quality projects. We look forward to working alongside Three Oak Homes in the coming years.”