Liberty announces nine new contracts worth a total of £18m

Property services business Liberty has secured nine new contracts in the North West worth more than £18m.

Knowsley-based Liberty will deliver gas servicing, maintenance and installation services for more than 13,000 homes owned by Wirral housing association, Magenta Living.

The contract for gas service and repair is worth £1.6m per annum over the next five years, with the opportunity of installation works in addition, taking the contract to a maximum value of £3m per annum.

Liberty has worked with Magenta Living for around 13 years delivering smaller contracts, but this contract award will see Liberty expand its services to deliver vital safety services to all of the organisation’s tenants.

Ian Thomson, executive director for assets at Magenta Living, said: “Awarding Liberty the contract for the next five years offers both our tenants and colleagues assurances that we, along with Liberty, are committed to providing excellent services to our tenants with the main priority being ensuring safety in their homes.”

Seven further contracts with ForHousing will see Liberty’s repairs, maintenance and construction division, and heating and compliance division jointly deliver £2.95m in planned improvement and routine maintenance programmes.

These will see Liberty completing re-roofing, balcony replacements, fire compartmentalisation and fire safety system maintenance, roadside parking improvements, windows and doors renewals, asbestos removal, legionella works, and high rise commercial boiler maintenance.

The final contract win for Liberty is with North West growth and regeneration group, Torus, and is a £133,000 retrofit project to install innovative, eco-friendly, electrical water-filled heating systems to sheltered housing scheme Portland Gardens in Liverpool. This scheme will reduce carbon emissions from the building and save tenants money.

Ray Jones, group managing director of Liberty, said: “These contract awards are great news for Liberty at a time when we are remobilising our services as the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic begin to lift.

“We’ve been working hard with our partners and clients during lockdown to ensure we can deliver work safely and in line with guidelines.

“As part of this we’ve taken the opportunity to look at our ways of working to make sure we continue to offer smart and straightforward services to meet clients’ needs as part of the new normal.

“We’re excited to be working with Magenta Living, ForHousing and Torus to deliver a wide range of work to keep their tenants safe, secure and warm in their homes.”

Liberty specialises in the full range of property services, including reactive and planned maintenance across all technical disciplines, refurbishments, mechanical and electrical projects, construction and renewable energy.