Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) in Warwickshire has appointed housing refurbishment specialist Lovell to carry out £2.5m of housing improvement work for local council homes over the next three years.
The large-scale refurbishment programme will see Lovell transforming homes with new kitchens and bathrooms, as well as carrying out other improvements including installing level-access showers.
In the first phase of the work, 300 homes at the Grove Farm estate, Nuneaton, will be refurbished by May 2017.
Councillor Julie Jackson, Housing and Communities portfolio holder, said: “This is fantastic news for our tenants. NBBC will be delivering around 350 kitchen and bathroom replacements this year, an increase of approximately 40 properties on previous years. It has been possible to achieve so much as a result of a successful re-procurement process and reduced tender costs.”
Lovell has moved into new premises at the Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate in Nuneaton, which will be the project depot for the contract. Forty people are employed to work on the project with 90 per cent local to the Nuneaton area.
“We’re delighted to bring our expertise in undertaking successful large-scale housing improvement programmes to this important scheme for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council,” said Lovell regional director Steve Davis. “Our focus is always on ensuring that residents are at the heart of what we do. We have a strong record of delivering improvement work carried out to the highest standard and with the utmost consideration for householders.” Lovell’s specialist resident liaison team will provide the main point of contact for residents, ensuring they are fully informed about the work and happy at every stage of the process.