Sodexo wins five-year deal with housing association

Residents of almost 1,200 homes in Kingston-upon-Hull will see an improvement in the quality of their outdoor areas following the award of a five-year grounds maintenance contract.

Pickering & Ferens Homes, a housing association that provides flats, bungalows and sheltered housing to people aged over 60 in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has awarded the grounds-care contract to Sodexo.

The aim of the work is to improve the visual attractiveness of the residents' environments and enhance their quality of life. The contract involves the maintenance of gardens and open spaces to provide areas for recreation and relaxation.

As part of the contract, Sodexo has pledged to provide a team of seven specialist staff members from the local area to monitor daily work and performance, and there will be a focus on involving residents in the process.

Sodexo regional director (north) Paul Donnelly said the contract would strengthen the firm's presence in the North East and add to its portfolio, which includes services for Smith & Nephew and Reckitt Benckiser.

"We are delighted to have secured this prestigious contract and look forward to developing a long-term partnership with Pickering & Ferens Homes," he added.

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