All council homes can be brought up to the Decent Homes Standard by March 2015

Contractors chosen for Decent Home improvements


Northampton Defend Council Housing have noted that one of the Contractors chosen is Kier Services Ltd

We have also found that:

The following were in the past found to be dodgy when tendering for work?

Kier Regional Limited together with its ultimate parent company Kier Group plc – Penalty payable £17,894,438


See attachment for details parties-and-fines

Northampton Borough Council have just posted the following:

Published Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet has chosen the contractors who will carry out the next phase of Decent Homes improvements to 6,200 council homes.

Kier Services Ltd, Lovell Partnership Ltd and Mears Ltd were awarded the four contracts worth £58.2 million in total.

£32.3 million funding has come from the Government’s Decent Homes Backlog fund and the money will be spent over two years. This means that by March 2015 all council homes in the Borough will meet the Decent Homes Standard.

This will be the third phase of Decent Homes improvements in Northampton and the work taking place will include rewiring, heating and the installation of new kitchens and bathrooms.

Twelve contractors submitted tenders for the work. Tenants and officers were involved in the evaluation process, which looked at price and quality, and included visits to the contractor’s sites.

Councillor Mary Markham, Cabinet member for housing said: “Our priority is to give council tenants the homes they want and deserve. We were delighted to have been awarded the additional funding which means that all council homes can be brought up to the Decent Homes Standard by March 2015.”

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