Firm awarded two-year contract for Council home improvements

Published: Thu 17th November, 2022

A new contractor has been appointed to deliver improvements to council homes in Charnwood.

J Tomlinson, a property maintenance firm has been awarded a two-year contract by Charnwood Borough Council to deliver planned improvements to council-owned homes across the borough.

The contract will include full and partial kitchen, bathroom and toilet replacements as part of the Council’s programme of improvements to its housing stock. It will also involve works such as internal and external structural alterations alongside refurbishments to empty properties.

The new contract came into place this month following a rigorous tendering process

Cllr James Poland, the Council’s lead member for public housing, said: “I welcome this new contract and continued investment into our properties. These improvements to amenities such as bathrooms and kitchens will provide a better standard of living for our tenants. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing J Tomlinson delivering the works to a high standard as well as demonstrating care for our tenants.”

The Council manages around 5,500 residential homes across the borough.

The two-year contract has potential to be extended for an additional two-years and has an estimated value of around £9 million.

Chief Executive Officer at J Tomlinson, Mark Davis added: “We are over the moon to continue what has been an excellent working relationship with Charnwood BC over the last few years and from a personal perspective for a lot longer.

“Having an impact on the borough and individual communities is what drives our enthusiasm, and we look forward to doing this under a much wider remit with our colleagues at CBC over the next couple of years.”

J Tomlinson were established in the 1950s by the Tomlinson family in Nottinghamshire. The business has expanded over the years, and they now work throughout the Midlands and the North of England.