Keepmoat Scotland secures best quarterly figures in five years

KeepmoatKeepmoat’s regeneration team in Scotland has secured £23 million of contracts in the last quarter - its most successful period of tendering to date.

The new business wins include work programmes aimed at improving the energy efficiency of social housing properties on behalf of councils in Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire and East Lothian.

A £10.9m contract with South Lanarkshire Council will deliver loft, cavity and external wall insulation improvements to 3,000 homes in the next 12 months, as well as the installation of new Air Source Heat Pump heating systems to properties in rural areas. The contract is the second that Keepmoat has secured with South Lanarkshire and will begin in October.

Two additional phases of work worth £9m have also been secured by Keepmoat with Renfrewshire Council, as part of its ongoing programme to upgrade the external fabric of local housing blocks. Keepmoat has already secured six phases of the ‘Common Blocks’ programme, with the latest two contracts covering 126 blocks.

Meanwhile, East Ayrshire Council and East Lothian Council have selected Keepmoat to deliver energy efficiency improvements to hundreds of council and owner occupied homes over the next six months.

Keepmoat Scotland regional director Eamonn McGarvey said: “These four contracts, and a number of smaller wins recently, bring the total value of contracts secured by Keepmoat in Scotland during the second quarter of 2014 to £23m. That’s the best quarter we have had since starting to pitch for regeneration work in Scotland in 2009.

“The major contract wins in Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire are especially pleasing as they demonstrate how we are gaining repeat business with clients. We have now established a solid reputation in social housing refurbishment based on building strong relationships and high service delivery levels.

“Keepmoat is delighted to be delivery partners for local authorities in Scotland and to play our part in improving the energy efficiency of people’s homes which reduces energy bills for our client’s customers.”

Keepmoat’s business in Scotland continues to grow with revenues for 2014-15 forecast to hit £40m. Further expansion is planned in 2015 with increased focus on refurbishment of schools and public buildings, as well as the construction of new affordable homes and care homes.

Eamonn McGarvey added: “We expect to continue to recruit construction professionals to add to existing management team of over 70 people. We will also continue to develop close working relationships with our dedicated local supply chain, which includes over 300 subcontract staff.”

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