Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Inclusion, says: “This is a multi-million pound contract, one of the biggest and most important that the Council awards.
“Tenants will see a marked improvement in the service. For example, they will be able to report any concerns immediately on their mobile phone and choose the date of a visit. We will also be able to look ahead and make decisions while knowing exactly what our budget for repair and maintenance needs to be.
“Morgan Sindall is a large construction and regeneration group that already has good working relations with the Council. Another Morgan Sindall company is currently completing, as our contractor, a small housing estate of ten new properties on the site of the former St Albans Museum. As our new repairs and maintenance contractor, their experience and expertise should result in some financial savings for the Council and a better service for our tenants.”
Alan Hayward, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Property Services, comments: “We are very pleased to have won this contract and look forward to working with St Albans City and District Council and their residents in the years ahead.
“I am confident that we are equipped to provide an outstanding repairs and maintenance service, using our technology platform and data to help inform planned investment decisions and deliver on our social value commitments that will open up numerous training and employment opportunities for local people.”