Grounds care contractors lined up to tackle grounds upkeep for housing and care provider

Eight contractors have been lined up by housing and care provider Midland Heart to push ahead with environmental services worth millions of pounds.

The three-year agreement worth £6m has potential for a two-year extension. Pinnacle, TLC and Greenscape will tackle upkeep of shared gardens and open spaces with the remaining contractors handling internal and window cleaning.

Midland Heart runs more than 32,000 homes and invests over £100m each year in neighbourhoods, said head of neighbourhoods Neil Whittenbury, adding that customer involvement was a key part of the procurement process.

"Our customers wanted local contractors providing local services. We listened to our customers and newly appointed contractors are now made up of local businesses, small social enterprises, family run businesses and larger national organisations."

Residents will sign up as volunteer inspectors, said one of them James Brennan: "l wanted to get involved as a customer inspector as l have pride in the area and in keeping my own estate clean and tidy. I feel I could make a difference."

John O’Connor and Oakleaf will tackle maintenance of shared internal areas within properties. 

 


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