Framework contractors Keepmoat and Bullock have gained extensions to finish off the seven-year home improvement programme this year, but Mears failed to renew allowing Kier to snap up a £7m upgrade to 600 homes.
Richard Parkin, WDH’s Director of Regeneration, said: “We are committed to providing homes that our tenants can be proud of, and over the last seven years we have had a positive impact on the lives of so many people across the district.”
Kier was trialled on a pilot projects to ensure it could deliver the Wakefield Standard in Newstead Crescent, Fitzwilliam.
The work includes many improvements such as fitting new external doors and windows, kitchens, new bathrooms and new roofs.
Parkin said: “Kier has an excellent reputation, and as our improvement programme continues I am sure they will provide the best possible service for our tenants.”
Kier regional operations director for maintenance, Phil Oades, said: “We will be working closely with the local community and local suppliers on various corporate social responsibility initiatives and are committed to delivering the best value service for local people over the coming months.”