Four construction firms have been appointed to a major housing refurbishment contract by Eastlands Homes Partnership.
The Casey Group, Henry Boot Construction, Bullock Construction, and Connaught were picked by the housing association for the four-year framework in east Manchester, near Manchester City Football Club.
The four will tackle internal refurbishment of kitchens and bathrooms, and carry out rewiring work on approximately 4,000 low rise dwellings.
The tender stage attracted a huge range in bid prices, the lowest being £22.5m and the highest £48m.
Some 25 companies priced the work.