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Esh Construction secures £60m new refurbishment contracts

North of England contractor, Esh Construction, is set to deliver more than £60 million refurbishment work for registered social housing providers following a series of contract awards.

Clients including Thirteen Group, Broadacres Housing Association and Riverside have appointed Esh to deliver refurbishment and upgrade works to housing stock across the North East, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire.

The firm, which boasts more than 20 years of experience delivering refurbishment schemes across the region, has secured a place on Thirteen’s Capital Delivery Framework which will see £50 million of home improvements delivered throughout the next five years. The framework is part of Thirteen’s £150 million home investment programme.

Colin Ford, operations director at Esh Construction, said: “We pride ourselves on maintaining successful working relationships with our clients and we are delighted to have secured several notable contract awards to kickstart 2023.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with our clients to improve living conditions for tenants, while building on our extensive experience of delivering refurbishment works for more than two-decades.” In North Yorkshire, Esh is set to commence work on a five-year kitchen and bathroom programme for Broadacres Housing Association, marking the first refurbishment contract with Broadacres in 14 years. More than 1,300 properties will benefit from the work undertaken.

A retirement living investment programme for Riverside adds to the pipeline, which will see Esh refurbish two occupied residential developments. The first scheme is located in South Shields and will include the installation of bathrooms, mechanical and electrical works, and refurbishment of communal areas.

The first project to get underway via Thirteen’s Capital Delivery Framework is the £5.9 million Holmes V project, with another four in the pipeline for the coming months. Modernisation works will be delivered in more than 400 homes across the estate in Thornaby with residents benefitting from new kitchens, electrical rewires and boilers.

In the final quarter of 2022, Esh Construction strengthened its offering for registered housing providers with the launch of a brand-new retrofit solutions division. The delivery arm specialises in delivering an all-inclusive approach to retrofit delivery to improve the energy efficiency of existing homes and enable providers to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) banding of C and above across its portfolio – a government requirement for all social housing by 2030.

Ford added: “At Esh, we are committed to making a lasting difference within the communities surrounding our developments through our ethos of employing local, supporting local, engaging local and procuring local. Each new contract award will allow us to create employment opportunities and generate a significant amount of work for our local supply chain, while also delivering social value initiatives such as volunteering and donations, school and college engagement, and training opportunities.”

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