£7M contracts to benefit tenants
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Wed 25 Jul 12 @ 10:37
Leading Scottish construction firm City Building has won two contracts worth a combined £7m to repair and maintain 3,000 properties owned by North Glasgow Housing Association (NGHA).
The contracts will provide a full repair and maintenance, and gas inspection and maintenance service to the Award Winning Housing Associations' properties in the North of the City for the next three years and will build on the existing relationship between North Glasgow HA and City Building.
The two companies share the same social ethos for the provision of employment and training opportunities and the award of this contract will facilitate work placements and apprenticeships for the residents of the Housing Association and the local area.
These will provide an opportunity to experience the construction industry through on-site training programmes and to gain experience of a real working environment.
City Building will begin work on 1 August 2012. Both contracts will run for three years.
NGHA was formed for the benefit of the community in 1976 to prevent further decline in the area and start building a new future. Its governing body comprises local people to serve the best interests of the community.
Robert Tamburrini, director of North Glasgow Housing Association, said: "We chose City Building because they offer a consistently high level of service. In addition, these contracts will provide real employment benefits for the local community."
City Building is Glasgow City Council's arm's-length construction company. With turnover of around £200 million, it is the largest repairs and maintenance contractor in Scotland carrying out more than 500,000 repairs every year.
A recent recipient of the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development, City Building trains more than 450 apprentices each year with skills such as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, roofing and construction operations.
Cllr Paul Carey, chair of City Building, said: "We are delighted to be signing these three-year contracts with NGHA which cements our strong working relationship. This contract also gives us the chance to make a positive contribution to the economy in the north of the city."
Dr. Graham Paterson, acting managing director of City Building, added: "Our partnership with NGHA is an excellent example of added value through commitment to community benefits in procurement."