EQUANS, (the new name for ENGIE’s regeneration and services-led activity) has been awarded a £22 million planned maintenance contract with social housing provider Acis Group.
The five-year programme, will focus on improving lives for residents, as well as decarbonisation of the housing stock. EQUANS will support Acis with its drive towards net zero carbon by making thousands of homes warmer and more energy efficient, with improvements including new renewable technologies, insulation and low-carbon central heating.
In addition EQUANS will upgrade properties through the delivery of new kitchens and bathrooms, roofing, fencing and footpaths, as well as the demolition of a number of unused garages.
Acis Group manages and maintains more than 7,000 quality and affordable homes in cities, towns and villages across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
Sean Corcoran, Regional Director at EQUANS, said: “We’re really pleased to have been chosen to help Acis Group upgrade its housing stock.
“This contract is the perfect opportunity for us to combine our expertise in both regeneration and zero carbon technologies, to support our partners in their drive to make their homes more energy efficient, whilst also having a positive impact on thousands of residents.
Andy Turner, Head of Asset Management at Acis Group, said: “We are delighted to begin this new partnership which will support our internal repairs and maintenance team to help us to deliver the fantastic levels of service that our customers deserve.
“There are a number of exciting new opportunities that this contract can also help us to explore too as we develop our net zero carbon approach, deliver great quality homes, build communities and drive efficiency over the next five years.”
The contract was secured through a competitive tender process via the EN:Procure framework.
As part of its commitment to social value, EQUANS will aim to create 22 apprenticeships – one for every £1 million of the contract, across the five-year term of the partnership.