J Tomlinson will partner with St Leger Homes of Doncaster on a four-and-a-half-year, £30m contract to deliver specialist planned improvement and reactive maintenance work – alongside in-house teams – bringing real improvements to homes across Doncaster.
The comprehensive scope of works will include roofing and external wall insulation, window and door replacements, kitchen and bathroom replacements, electric rewires and upgrades, structural works, fire safety works and ad-hoc responsive repairs.
Making environmental improvements is a key priority for both parties, and the partnership will look to maximise energy efficiency and optimise the lifecycle and energy performance rating of St Leger Homes properties, improving the thermal comfort for tenants whilst helping households lower their fuel bills. J Tomlinson are experts in the delivery of low carbon building and maintenance solutions and are committed to helping reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint for St Leger Homes, who were recently awarded a Gold Award from the SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow) accreditation for their work in this area.
The appointment followed a comprehensive tender process in which all competing contractors were assessed on price and quality, with a key focus on providing social value and reinvesting into Doncaster’s communities. Areas that J Tomlinson will be targeting as part of its social values delivery plan include providing local employment and work experience.
J Tomlinson is one of the nation’s leading social housing contractors, with a network of offices in Wakefield, Goole, Canwell, Beeston, Wigan and Billingham, and has opened a brand new office on White Rose Way in Doncaster to support the delivery of this new contract. The company has also recruited over ten new site and office-based staff to ensure an optimum service, including liaison officers, site managers, and administrative staff.
Ant Newton, Managing Director (Regeneration) at J Tomlinson, commented: “It is our pleasure to announce the commencement of J Tomlinson’s exciting new partnership with St Leger Homes of Doncaster. Following successful mobilisation of the contract, we look forward to working with our client to deliver high quality, customer-centric improvements and maintenance works to homes across Doncaster over the next four-and-a-half years.
“As a people-based business, we believe heavily in leaving a lasting imprint in the communities in which we operate, and we are committed to giving back to the homes, people and businesses of Doncaster – an area that we truly excited to branch out into.”
Arturo Gulla, Director of Property Services at St Leger Homes, said: “This partnership with J Tomlinson is good news as it will bring many benefits for both our tenants and local communities. As well as supporting the delivery of high quality housing maintenance with a low impact on the environment, it is also providing local investment and opportunities for employment at a time when they are greatly needed.”