RE:GEN secures place on £150 million framework for Thirteen
Thirteen, who manage 35,000 homes across the North East, Yorkshire and Humber region, has appointed RE:GEN along with two other contractors, to deliver a range of home improvements over the next five years.
The £150 million Enhanced Capital Delivery Programme will focus on homes and support schemes, across a number of priority estates to benefit customers and the wider communities.
Since the start of the programme a few months ago, the team at RE:GEN have already been successful in securing it’s first project, Mascot House.
The £2.7m project starts in May and includes a full modernisation programme to the eight-storey tower block on Westgate Road in Newcastle.
Lee Francis, CEO of RE:GEN, said: “The business is going from strength to strength and this is another significant milestone in our RE:GEN journey.
“We’ve been working with the team at Thirteen for a couple of years now, so it’s great to be strengthening this partnership and playing a role in an incredibly ambitious and important investment programme for them and their customers.
“Over and above a first-class service, we’ll also be delivering on our social value promises throughout the framework, including supporting local employment opportunities and apprenticeships.”
Thirteen’s executive director of assets Paul Jenkins said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the contractors to work with us.
“We’ve listened to our involved customers, when it comes to investing in their homes, so it was only right that we took them on this journey with us. Their contribution throughout the procurement process has been invaluable.
“The awarded contractors delivered bids with a focus on providing high quality customer service and creating social value through their work, such as employment opportunities, apprenticeships for local people and community improvements over the life-time of the project.
“With some exciting large-scale projects planned, the partnership will support the growth of our home investment and decarbonisation plans, which will improve the energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of our homes.
“We’re committed to investing in our customers’ homes. Providing great homes, now and in the future is our priority and these contractor appointments will help us to plan resources and availability in an increasingly competitive market.
“It is vital that our partners have values that are similar to our own and are passionate about building better communities for our customers.”
The contract forms part of Thirteen’s plans to invest over £300million across almost 25,000 homes within 15 local authority areas in the next five years.