The first new partnership is a 12 month contract with Two Castles Housing Association, worth £300,000 per annum, for the provision of repairs and voids maintenance services to 774 homes in the Tyneside area.
Morrison has also been appointed to two framework contracts, including the £100million North East Procurement framework, which represents 13 housing associations across the region. The framework will enable the housing associations to place contracts with Morrison for kitchens, windows and doors and whole house improvements over the next four years.
The second framework agreement is with Fabrick Housing Group and is for the provision of subcontractor services to support Fabrick’s DLO. The £15million, four year framework will see Morrison providing support services across a wide range of trades including plumbing and heating, joinery and plastering.
Guy Wakeley, Chief Executive, Morrison said: “These new business wins reflect our strategy of growing our business organically and sustainably and the North East offers us a fantastic opportunity to do just this. We look forwards to working with our new partners to ensure they can deliver a great service to their residents.”
Morrison has also secured three contract extensions with its existing clients in the North West and East Anglia, including a two year continuation of its contract with Babergh District Council. The extension is worth circa £3million and is for the provision of repairs, voids and on-call maintenance services to Babergh’s 4000 properties.
In the North West, Morrison has extended its existing relationship with Manchester City Council and Northwards Housing Ltd for a further three years taking the £40million a year partnership to its full 10 year period.
The contract which is delivered by Manchester Working Limited, Morrison’s joint venture with Manchester City Council, is for the provision of repairs and maintenance services to Northwards’ housing stock and to Manchester City Council’s public buildings, as well as to a number of other housing associations and councils in the North West region.
Morrison has also secured its relationship with Salix Homes for an additional year, plus a possible further 12 months. The extension is worth £5million and is for repairs and maintenance services to 10,500 properties across Central Salford.
“The award of these extensions reflects the hard work and commitment of all our employees in Manchester and Suffolk to provide an excellent service to our clients. We will now use our ability to respond to tightened budgets with improved service levels, to ensure we deliver excellent standards of service to residents combined with value for money for our clients”, continued Guy Wakeley.