Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) is looking for contractors for a new £448m repairs and maintenance framework as it ups its spending on its estate.
The 57,000-home landlord launched the seven-year framework this week, with contracts due to start in June next year.
A spokesperson told Social Housing: “MTVH is setting up new frameworks to replace a range of existing arrangements [that] are built around new specifications which meet our changing needs.”
The London-based group is investing more in its assets than “at any time in the recent past”, the spokesperson added.
The work will include repairing and maintaining kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, windows, doors, water and heating. It also includes fire safety work, including maintaining sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and fire alarm systems, according to the contract notice.
In its last reported full year to March 2020, MTVH revealed that it spent £129m on maintenance and safety of homes.
It spent £5m on upgrading and renewing fire alarms and a total of £21.4m on “compliance activity”, according to the group’s annual report.
Like many of its G15 peers, MTVH has faced significant fire safety costs in the wake of the Grenfell fire. In January, the G15 group said that spending on fire safety among its 12 members over the next decade is likely to total £2.9bn.
Mark Everard, executive director of property at MTVH, said: “Investment in maintaining our homes to help people live well is a key priority for us and we are looking for partners who share our vision to help us achieve this.”
MTVH was formally created in October 2018 through the merger of Thames Valley Housing Association and Metropolitan.