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Wates to Extend 19-Year Partnership With Hertfordshire County Council

Wates to Extend 19-Year Partnership With Hertfordshire County Council
07 June 2024

Hertfordshire County Council has appointed Wates to provide a range of planned, reactive, and minor works, in a deal worth £1.5 million a year.

The contract will see the Wates team continuing its 19-year relationship with the council, working across 1,025 corporate buildings, libraries, fire stations, adult day care centres, youth centres, rural estates, open spaces and schools. The focus of the appointment is on a planned preventative maintenance approach to the council’s 83 main buildings. 

Wates will also deliver minor refurbishments, roofing repairs and replacements, brickwork, carpentry, fencing, underground drainage, high water pressure jetting, guttering repairs and replacements, maintaining Hertfordshire’s varied building portfolio.

New to the contract is the introduction of electric vehicles to assist Hertfordshire in its target to become a net-zero greenhouse gas county by 2050.

The contract is for an initial period of three years with an option for a further two-year extension.

Richard Ward, Divisional Director for Wates, said: “We look forward to continuing our long association with Hertfordshire County Council, helping them ensure the continued safety of their buildings and the people that use them. We have a longstanding and shared commitment to providing better solutions for our clients. Our commitment extends beyond the delivery of the contract requirements, reflecting their dedication to sustainable operations and the delivery of social value.”

Sass Pledger, Director of Property at Hertfordshire County Council, added: “Following a thorough tendering process, Hertfordshire County Council are pleased to announce that we have offered a Measured Term Contract for Build Services of three years, with an extension option of a further two years, to Wates. The contract is expected to include a range of initiatives including employment for a local apprentice, annual work experience opportunities, and a year-on-year uplift in performance targets, enabling the use of local supply chains and efficient payment processes, aimed at saving costs. We very much look forward to working with the Wates team on future building projects.”

Picture: a photograph of a person working on a residential stairwell, using a power drill on a stair railing. The person is waring safety goggles and a hard hat. Image Credit Wates

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 07 June 2024


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