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Lovell wins £5m Oldham refurb work

29 May 12 Refurb specialist Lovell has been awarded a £5.47m contract by First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) to do up homes in west Oldham over the next 12 months.

The contract is part of a the second phase of the housing association’s £149m home improvements programme that has several contractors working on it.

Lovell will install 775 new kitchens and 529 new bathrooms through the FCHO scheme, as well as carrying out electrical tests at 1,157 homes and installing 173 new central heating systems.

Lovell will offer a number of apprenticeships giving local people the chance to gain construction qualifications working on the home improvement scheme.

Regional director Nigel Yates said: “We are delighted to be using our expertise in housing refurbishment to work with residents and First Choice Homes Oldham to help deliver the second phase of this important housing improvement programme. In addition to transforming homes, we are committed to creating a lasting legacy through the creation of local job and training opportunities and by offering help and support for community organisations and groups locally.”

FCHO was previously an arm’s length management organisation, set up in 2002 to manage the council’s homes. It is now an independent housing association.

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