Basildon council leaders have met with Morgan Sindall Property Services for a three year review of the 15-year Strategic Asset Management contract.

Council leaders and Morgan SindallMorgan Sindall Property Services £330 million plus contract covers all the council's major repair and maintenance services to the council's 10,500 homes and is delivering significant long-term savings and a more efficient, customer focused service for residents.

Since the start of the asset management contract with MSPS in 2016, the council has invested over £15m of improvement works to their housing stock, with more than 3,000 properties benefiting from works since 2018. This includes improving the energy efficiency of its properties, upgrading kitchen and bathrooms, improving the local environment and the overall look and feel some of their estates.

Councillor Aidan McGurran, Chairman of Basildon Council's External Affairs, Partnerships and Liaison Committee, said: "It was good to review what has been achieved in just three years of this contract. It is clear that this partnership is making a transformational difference for many of our residents, improving their homes and cutting their bills.

"Furthermore, the BasWorx social enterprise is creating lasting opportunities for residents to develop skills and gain employment. Clearly, there is still room for further improvement but by working together and with input from residents I am confident we can achieve this. I look forward to strengthening this partnership into the future."

Alan Hayward, Managing Director at Morgan Sindall Property Services, said: "We welcomed the opportunity to present the contract's achievements over the last three years and future capabilities for our partnership with Basildon. It was a really productive day, and there's no doubt looking at the wider opportunities for MSPS and Basildon Council to develop further for the local communities and build on existing relationships."

Morgan Sindall Property Services have plans to further develop their IT platforms, improve our customers experience through digital channel shift and expand on social value initiatives, which has seen them create the BasWorx social enterprise, creating training and employment opportunities for local residents, and work with local schools.

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Published 19-Jul-2019