Mitie has won a £40 million contract for home improvement works for more than 13,000 social housing tenants as part of a five-year programme in Lewisham.
The deal includes kitchen and bathroom improvements, boiler and system replacements and upgrades for disabled access. The contractor has agreed to take on five apprentices from Lewisham and invest in targeted back-to-work programmes as part of the programme.
Julia Cotton, Lewisham Homes board chair said: “We are pleased to be working with Mitie to upgrade the homes in which our residents live. They will soon see the benefits of working in partnership with Lewisham Homes and Mitie through improvements to their homes and the community.”
The council said Lewisham residents were involved at each stage of the procurement process, from visiting housing providers to interviewing and selecting contractors.
Bill Robson, managing director of Mitie’s Property Management business, said: “Mitie’s work in Lewisham extends beyond Lewisham Council homes, as we embark on this sizeable piece of work we welcome members of the Lewisham community to join our cadre of over 300 apprentices at Mitie.”
The Homes and Communities Agency has provisionally allocated £96 million to Lewisham Homes as part of the Major Works programme, with £25.5 million confirmed for the first two years.