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Kier JV nabs £400m upgrade work

A new joint venture between Kier Building Maintenance and Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been set up to carry out housing repairs and maintenance for the city.

Over 500 council employees have transferred to the Kier Stoke JV as part of the £400 million ten-year contract, the largest ever let by the city council.

As well as the ongoing repairs and maintenance of the city’s 20,000-strong council house stock and municipal buildings, including the Town Hall, Kier Stoke will be responsible for the completion of all works on the government’s Decent Homes programme.

Kier Stoke managing director Peter Brynes said: “After a lengthy process we’re excited to be making a start.

"Not only are we aiming to provide a service with which the people of Stoke-on-Trent will be delighted, but we’ll be offering education, training and employment opportunities for local people and creating a strong local supply chain; in short, investing in a sustainable Stoke-on-Trent.”