Wandle Housing Association has selected Lovell for a £14m repairs and maintenance contract for its 6,000 South London homes.
The deal, which is set to last two years, starts in April 2013.
The Lovell team will refurbish void properties, as well as handling day-to-day repairs and major works, delivering a 24-hour reactive service across the stock.
Wandles owns and manages homes in Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Croydon, Lewisham, Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Bromley.
Lovell will provide three trade apprenticeships through the programme.
Gary Bellenger, head of asset investment at Wandle, says: “With residents’ input we ensured we understood exactly what they would like out of the repairs and maintenance service, reflecting this in the design of the contract, as well as taking some to visit prospective contractors and be part of the final decision making panel.”
“We believe we have secured a cost effective deal that will offer a great quality and flexible service to our residents. Our scrutiny panel will work to ensure both Wandle and Lovell delivers on the promises of the contract.”
“It’s also important for us to work with partners that can add value in other ways so we’re really pleased the contract will enable us to engineer possible work opportunities for our residents and for people living in the areas in which we operate.”