Kier is one of 10 contractors selected to deliver the programme, expected to be worth up to £300m per annum, and which will include a range of services including estate and environmental improvements, planned mechanical and engineering works and internal decorations for L&Q residents. The UK works will span East London, including Waltham, Tower Hamlets, Stratford, Newham, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.
Working in partnership with L&Q, Kier Places will also support residents and the local community with a range of social value commitments, such as employment, apprenticeships and skills opportunities. Kier Places will also work with the nine other selected contractors to support a number of local community projects.
Jamie McKechnie, Managing Director of Kier Places, said: “We’re really proud to be a part of the Major Works Investment Programme with L&Q as we support them to make residents’ homes safer, more modern and more energy efficient.
“We have extensive experience improving people’s homes safely and we will engage with residents to ensure minimal disruption as we deliver high quality works that improve their homes and leave a lasting legacy in the local community.”
Mark Newstead, Director of Major Works at L&Q said, “We’re delighted to confirm that ten fantastic like-minded partners are joining us for the next stage of our Major Works Investment Programme. Each shares our commitment to quality and excellence, whilst creating a positive impact on the communities where we work.”
Contract mobilisation has begun, with the commencement of services effective from 3 April 2023.
The appointment follows Kier Places’ recent appointment by affordable housing provider whg to deliver planned improvements to over 4,500 homes in the West Midlands in a £28m contract spanning 7 years.
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