Novus secures place on £42m Stoke-on-Trent City Council framework

  28 FEBRUARY, 2018
Novus secures place on £42m Stoke-on-Trent City Council framework

We have been appointed to a new £42m framework for Stoke-on-Trent City Council‘s housing and public building maintenance and repairs.

The framework will include external decorating, energy efficiency improvements and central heating projects, as well as kitchen and bathroom replacements, roofing, doors and windows and environmental works.

We have been awarded a place on eight of the framework’s 13 lots that cover the council’s 19,100 homes and public buildings.

The agreement has been formed with Unitas Stoke-on-Trent Limited and follows the local authority’s launch of a wholly-owned subsidiary company to manage its buildings’ upkeep.

Andy Woodhouse, Regional Operations Manager for our Stoke operation said: “Novus takes pride in being a UK-wide contractor that still calls Stoke home after 120 years in the city.

“Winning a place on the council’s framework will see us continue our commitment to the city by adding to the 250 staff we already employ in the area in jobs including painting and decorating, plumbing and joinery.

“We welcome the council’s commitment to supporting local employers such as Novus through its procurement processes and look forward to competing for the newly-available contracts later in the year.”

Councillor Randy Conteh, Cabinet Member for Housing, Communities and Safer City, added: “We’ve created three separate Unitas frameworks — labour-only, planned works and specialist work — and companies large and small have shown they are keen to be a part of it, with many saying they want to take on more workers and provide apprenticeships. We’re delighted that Novus is joining this exciting new venture.”

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We have been chosen to deliver a major housing project in Stoke-on-Trent in a deal worth around £14million.   Our Stoke-on-Trent team will be building 85 apartments and 43 houses in partnership with Fortior Homes, the housing company owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, on Lichfield Street, Hanley.   Work on the site will begin in December with completion set for September 2020. The development will consist of a range of two and three-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments.   Novus were appointed to the contract following a competitive tendering process.   Dean Povey, Operations Manager at Novus, said: “As a national contractor that calls Stoke its home, we can’t wait to get started on this exciting project.   “The development will provide quality homes for private rent and market sale [DA(1] for the city’s people a stone’s throw from Stoke-on-Trent’s shopping, nightlife and business centre.   “As the first project we’ve worked on with Fortior Homes we’re looking forward to building a lasting relationship.”   Councillor Randy Conteh, the city council’s cabinet member for housing, communities and safer city, said: “We are committed to providing quality housing for our residents at all stages of life – and to ensuring that different types of accommodation are available to meet everyone’s needs. By providing new-build homes in this location we will be making sure we don’t lose people to other areas who want to live in this kind of accommodation, but are struggling to find somewhere suitable.   “There has been a significant amount of investment in the city centre and the infrastructure to support businesses. This is a way of continuing that support by providing the homes for those attracted to the city by the new business environment in a spot readily accessible from the centre.   “It is also fantastic news that a local company, Novus, has successfully won the contract for this development. Helping local businesses to grow means more jobs and opportunities for local people. It raises people’s quality of life, and it supports our economy.”   Councillor Ann James, leader of the city council and a board member of Fortior Homes, said: “The development of this site will allow us to deliver on our objective for significant investment in new housing.   “We aim to provide high quality homes within Stoke-on-Trent, and the Lichfield Street site presents an exciting opportunity for the delivery of a new and aspirational private rental and market sale offer in a key location.”  [DA(1]Are you ok with us adding this to Dean’s comment? We’d like to include it in our PR too.