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Willmott Dixon wins £91m in maintenance contracts

7 Apr 14 Willmott Dixon’s housing repairs and maintenance business, Partnerships, has won two contracts in the Midlands worth £91m.

The company has committed to create 11 apprenticeships as part of the work.

The larger of the two contracts is a £64m deal with Orbit Heart of England to deliver repairs to homes across Stratford-upon-Avon, Rugby, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry Hinckley and Northampton over the next eight years.

The scope also includes refurbishing vacant properties and electrical testing, with Orbit Heart of England having an option to extend the contract for a further five years.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships has also won a five year contract worth £27m from Midland Heart to deliver its service to 5,300 homes across the East and West Midlands. It will co-locate at Midland Heart’s office in Coventry to provide the service, which has an option to be extended to ten years.

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Mick Williamson, managing director at Willmott Dixon Partnerships, said: ”We’re delighted to be working with Orbit Heart of England and Midland Heart. We will apply the same focus on quality, skills development and service levels that has enabled us to add value and bring enhanced productivity in our performance to maintain 60,000 properties for Birmingham City Council.

“This new work will also allow us to employ more apprentices, who will join over 80 we have in the business.”

Nick Melling from Orbit Heart of England said: “This is the first time that Orbit Heart of England has appointed a supplier for this length of contract.  As well as offering value for money for our customers, Willmott Dixon will be employing local people, using local trades people and offering apprenticeships.”

John Magness, assistant director of Assets for Midland Heart said: “Midland Heart has comprehensively reviewed its delivery of repairs services to our customers and this new contract with Willmott Dixon is one of the key strategic arrangements we have put in place. We look forward to working within a collaborative, long term, partnership arrangement to provide an excellent service to our customers.”

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