Reallies landlord member Shoreline Housing Partnership chose to use the Planned Maintenance Framework for their £6 million per annum planned works programme.
Following a price and quality mini-competition process, Keepmoat Regeneration were selected and quickly mobilised a team of experienced staff to deliver the planned works consisting of kitchen, bathroom, electrical, windows and doors, and roofing works.
In addition to cost efficiency. when compared to costs for previous works, 12 new full-time training positions for young and unemployed people in Grimsby where generated.
In addition to the built-in social value of the framework Shoreline were keen to maximise the economic benefits of the scheme within the local economy. Reallies hosted a meet the buyer event, in partnership with Keepmoat, to engage with local small and medium businesses and tradespeople to highlight opportunities for work in the supply chain.
Mark Jones, Director of Operations at Shoreline, said: “Housing Partnership“Primarily due to our geographical location, we had struggled to find a reliable construction partner to deliver an investment programme to upgrade our stock. This was important as it allowed our resources and focus to be deployed on other critical organisational priorities, such as bringing our responsive and void service in-house and transforming the maintenance service into a one that is more responsive, modern and led by customer demand.”