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Lovell bags £17.5m housing repair contract

Teign Housing has awarded a five-year contract to Lovell for repairs and maintenance on 3,600 homes in South Devon. The contract is due to start in November 2012, with Lovell providing reactive repairs and working on empty homes.

The Morgan Sindall subsidiary beat several other contractors to win the work, and will also carry out aids, adaptations and compliance works for Teign Housing. The contract includes an option for an additional extension of up to four years.

Lovell has pledged to provide apprenticeships, low-carbon schemes and community initiatives, including local schools and training opportunities for the long-term unemployed.

The firm already provides gas repairs and servicing to Teign Housing.

Simon Medler, managing director for national repairs and maintenance at Lovell, said the firm “looks forward to building on our strong existing relationship with Teign Housing through this major new contract award which will also boost local communities by creating job and training opportunities”.

Teign chief executive Mike Hanrahan said: “After a very thorough tender process, which considers quality and value for money, we are pleased to appoint Lovell to undertake this crucial service”.

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