Scottish contract boost for Novus


Repairs and maintenance specialist Novus Property Solutions is continuing to develop its client base in Scotland, having won a joint procurement bid to provide services to Manor Estates Housing Association and Melville Housing Association.

Novus will begin working with the associations in April as part of a five-year deal to provide reactive and emergency repairs to their housing stock, factored properties and void properties in various locations, predominantly Edinburgh  and Midlothian.

The new £1.5 million-a-year contract builds on Novus’ existing relationship with Manor Estates, to whom the firm already provides painting and decorating services.

Manor Estates has 974 properties which require maintenance and it is expected Novus will complete 3,000 repairs for the association each year, to a value of about £500,000.

Midlothian-based Melville Housing, meanwhile, has 1,949 properties in various areas, including Midlothian, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh and East Lothian. Novus expects to carry out about 6,000 repairs for the association every year, to a value of about £1m.

Derek Ferguson, Novus’ strategic operations manager for Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Manor Estates and Melville Housing as part of this joint venture between the associations. We look forward to working in partnership with both organisations and are confident that our first class reactive maintenance service will give a real boost to both associations and to their many tenants.”

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Notes to Editors

Novus Property Solutions is a dynamic property maintenance specialist providing bespoke solutions to its clients, employing over 1,000 people and operating from more than 30 offices across the UK.

The company has a rich 115-year heritage and is held in high esteem in the social housing sector – something which it is continuing to build on under the leadership of chairman Stuart Seddon.

Novus offers clients a wide range of specialist property maintenance services delivered with the values and integrity the business has long been associated with.

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