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Housing associations join forces to procure maintenance work

2 May 14 Three northeast housing associations have come together to let a single repair and maintenance framework deal with three contractors.

Front row, left to right are Rob Brittain from Two Castles, David Brown from Four Housing and Conan McKinley from North Star Housing with (behind) John Lenox from PF Burridge & Sons, Michael Ayre, Joe Thirlaway and Jim Wilkinson from Sunters and Barry Cha
Front row, left to right are Rob Brittain from Two Castles, David Brown from Four Housing and Conan McKinley from North Star Housing with (behind) John Lenox from PF Burridge & Sons, Michael Ayre, Joe Thirlaway and Jim Wilkinson from Sunters and Barry Cha

Four Housing, North Star Housing Group and Two Castles Housing Association have jointly procured the day-to-day and void maintenance repairs deal, which is worth more than £13m over a four-year term.

Their chosen contractors are: PF Burridge & Sons from Newcastle; Sunter in Houghton-le-Spring; and the Esh Group, with bases in Cramlington and Durham.

Together they will look after more than 11,000 properties.

With repair prices fixed for four years, the arrangement is expected to deliver an 18% reduction in overall responsive repair costs for each housing association.

Two Castles already operates a similar procurement partnership with another housing association in Cumbria, where it has achieved 10% cost savings.

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