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Novus Wins Maintenance Contract With Harrogate Borough Council

Novus Wins Maintenance Contract With Harrogate Borough Council
24 September 2021
 

Novus Property Solutions has secured a significant maintenance contract win with Harrogate Borough Council, to fit approximately 300 kitchens per year.

The four-year contract began in June 2021 and Novus’ team is expected to begin on-site works in October 2021, following the completion of joint surveys.

Novus, which recently streamlined its market offering into three dedicated workstreams as part of its growth strategy, is set to carry out kitchen replacement works on 1,200 properties during the four-year period.

 

Asbestos Removal, Decorating and Plumbing Works

 

Through its newly-defined Maintain service, the contract will see Novus carrying out full high-quality kitchen replacements in Harrogate Borough Council’s property portfolio, which spans Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, Masham and the City of Ripon. 

These works include asbestos removal, plumbing, electrical and gas pipework installation and removal, joinery, and decorating.

 

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90% Local Labour

 

Novus has also pledged to use 90 per cent local labour as well as local suppliers, and will provide two-week work experience placements for local students. Furthermore, the contractor will provide volunteering opportunities for its colleagues in the Harrogate area and will donate £500 per year in goods and cash to local charities.

Commenting on the contract win, Novus Property Solutions’ Head of Operations, Charlie Cooley, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract with Harrogate Borough Council, as part of our strategic growth ambitions. Novus’ team has the skills to successfully deliver this programme of works, with over 35 years’ experience in installing kitchens for social housing and local authorities.

“This experience, combined with our drive to continuously improve and the strength of our workforce of more than 770 directly employed colleagues, makes Novus a supplier of choice. We’re particularly pleased to be gaining further prominence in the Yorkshire region, with further contract wins in both Hull and Leeds.”

Vincent van der Meulen, Operations Manager at Harrogate Borough Council, added: “We are very excited to work with Novus so that Harrogate Borough Council tenants receive excellent social housing kitchens, built by local craftsmen using quality materials.”

Picture: a photograph of a Novus employee in a high-vis waistcoat working in a kitchen, tools can be seen on the worktop

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 24 September 2021

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