Wates wants subcontractors for Kirklees housing job

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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Wates is holding a Meet the Buyer event next month for subcontractors looking for work on its Excellent Homes for Life housing project for Kirklees Council.

Wates wants to meet local firms to offer the the chance of becoming part of its project to build 466 new Council homes for rent across the district.

A range of different trades will be required including those specialising in metal work, tiling and scaffolding.

The event will take place at the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield on Tuesday September 11.

Ahead of the event, interested firms need to complete and return an expression of interest form by this Friday which can be found here

Wates Living Space started the Excellent Homes for Life project at the start of the year and work is now underway on a number of the 27 sites across the district.

Wates is part of a consortium, alongside Regenter and Pinnacle PSG, contracted by Kirklees Council to design, build, manage and maintain the properties for new and existing council tenants.

Joanne Jamieson, Regional Managing Director for Wates Living Space said: “From the outset it has been our aim to utilise our presence on this project to truly benefit local trades and the local workforce.

“We are holding this event to therefore specifically target local businesses across Kirklees and integrate them into our supply chain. This will allow us to identify strengths in the market and deliver quality homes for Kirklees tenants.”

In the weeks following the event, SMEs will also have the chance to seek guidance from Wates’ Supply Chain Manager on contractor supply chains and gather advice on how to secure work for other projects for contractors across the district.

Cllr Peter McBride, Lead Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Kirklees Council, said: “Not only is Excellent Homes for Life delivering much needed housing in Kirklees, it is also providing opportunities for local businesses and our residents who work for them.

“I hope that businesses take this opportunity to benefit and play a part in delivering such a huge project for the district.”

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