Lovell takes Connaught’s Norwich contracts

Aaron Morby 13 years ago
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Lovell has stepped in to take three contracts to carry out housing repairs and maintenance work for Norwich City Council.

The deal ends months of wrangling about the last remaining jobs left in limbo following the collapse of Connaught.

Over the next nine months, Lovell will provide the Council’s housing repairs and maintenance service.

In addition, the contractor will deliver Decent Homes kitchen and bathroom improvements, disabled adaptations to council homes and undertake a third contract to carry out electrical upgrading work.

Following the collapse of Connaught, Lovell stepped in to provide the emergency housing repairs service for the Council and is currently nearing completion of a range of building work to council homes previously started by Connaught.

Norwich council said that 70% of Connaught’s former workforce would be offered jobs by the Lovell on the nine month contracts.

Alan Waters, cabinet member for resources, performance and shared services, said: “It’s great to see that local companies are among those sharing the work within the council’s housing contract.

“We have an agreement with all the contractors, if they take on new employees, that a minimum of 70% of ex-Connaught staff will be offered work.”

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