Housing provider seals £167m partnership with local contractor

Plus Dane and PLB teams

Liverpool-based housing provider, Plus Dane Housing, has sealed a strategic partnership for maintenance and other associated works with Penny Lane Builders which could be worth a total of £167m.

The deal with the Liverpool-based contractor could see the two organisations working together for the next 10 years.

The partnership has been agreed for an initial five years with an optional extension of a maximum of five further years, subject to agreement.

PLB has worked with Plus Dane, which has offices in Liverpool and Congleton, since 2003 and has been a strategic partner since 2018, with the current agreement due to end in June this year. PLB secured the new partnership following an open tender process.

A number of services will be delivered as part of the new contract including general repairs, maintenance, empty property and planned replacement works, gas servicing, electrical works, and associated compliance services.

By retaining the partnership, both organisations will continue to support job creation and investment in local communities as part of a shared social purpose.

Paul Knight, chief operating officer at Plus Dane, said: “We know that our repairs, maintenance, and the other services that keep people safe in their homes are amongst the most important for our customers so working with a trusted partner that can support us with this and deliver to the standard our own teams do is vital.”

Gerard McEvoy, managing director at Penny Lane Builders, said: “We share a commitment to social value and throughout our time working with Plus Dane we have created a significant number of jobs, apprenticeships and other training opportunities for local people, including Plus Dane customers, so this contract win will secure these jobs with a plan to create even more over the next 10 years.”

The strategic partnership with Plus Dane will be reviewed annually. Any extension after five years will be considered based on performance and customer satisfaction.

Plus Dane employs almost 600 staff and has more than 13,500 homes across Merseyside and Cheshire.

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