Wates to upgrade 3,000 homes in South Derbyshire


Wates has partnered with South Derbyshire District Council to deliver maintenance works to the local authority’s 3,000 properties.

Credit: Wates.

The contract will run for an initial two years with a potential further two-year extension.

Wates will carry out a range of day-to-day and specialist works including: 

  • responsive repairs
  • planned external works to specialist aids 
  • adaptations to make homes accessible 
  • reactive works to the council’s corporate buildings

Wates aims to support the delivery of the council’s 2024–28 Plan, through their partnership, helping to improve lives and communities in South Derbyshire and help the council achieve its goal of modernising and transforming its services.

This comes amid the planned departure of Wates executive managing director Paul Chandler and plans for a major restructure at the contractor.

Stewart Reid, regional managing director at Wates, said: “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to improve the homes and lives of residents, building on our capabilities and delivery expertise across the Midlands.”

South Derbyshire District Council chief executive, Dr Justin Ives, said: “[Wates’] experience coupled with the improvement journey on which the Council’s Housing service has embarked will improve the quality and responsiveness of our housing repairs service.”

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