Amey has completed the acquisition of a set of Ministry of Defence housing maintenance contracts it had been delivering with Carillion before the contractor’s collapse.
The company confirmed it had now taken full control of the MoD’s Regional Prime and National Housing Prime contracts, protecting 4,000 jobs both directly and through the supply chain.
The CarillionAmey JV was awarded the five-year £626m National Housing Prime contract in 2014, with the deal covering repairs to 49,000 military homes.
CarillionAmey also won the £152m Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Prime deal.
The contracts include a range of military infrastructure and housing services delivered on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), including the repair and maintenance of service family homes and other assets on the MoD estate.
Since Carillion’s liquidation in January, Amey has been working with the official receiver to ensure services continued.
Amey said it had conducted an extensive audit of the contracts’ service provision before acquiring them, including engagement with military families.
It has also drawn up a refreshed set of targets with the DIO for the contracts.
Amey chief executive Andy Milner said: “We have been working hard over the last six months to fully acquire the CarillionAmey business into Amey.
“Our aim has been to ensure service personnel and their families continue to receive a high-quality, uninterrupted service and I am extremely pleased that we have managed to secure 4,000 jobs in the process.
“Since we have taken on the central management of this contract, and while we have been waiting for a deal to be reached, service levels have already improved and I am looking forward to working with the client, military families and supply chain to unlock further service improvements through the life of the contract.”