The total asset management contract includes housing repairs, planned refurbishment works, call centre services, technical services and strategic asset planning. It runs for an initial five years with the opportunity for annual extensions.
Osborne will look after the council’s 10,500 homes and will use its repairs data to supplement stock condition information, so that investment can be targeted at those areas most in need.
Some council staff will move into Osborne offices, along with key suppliers to avoid duplication of cost and effort and to foster closer working relationships.
Osborne Property Services managing director Nick Sterling said: “Osborne has been busy mobilising the new contract, so that we will become truly embedded with Dacorum in helping shape and deliver the exciting plans they have for the benefit of the whole borough. We are excited to be intrinsically involved in this unique approach and look forward to working closely with Dacorum and seeing the communities feel real benefit.”