Riverside Awards £11 Million Cyclical Maintenance Contract

After accessing Fusion21’s External Painting and Repairs Framework, Riverside has awarded AW Byrne, Bagnalls and Mitie an £11 million contract to carry out its cyclical maintenance works, over a five-year period.

This national procurement exercise has resulted in the contracts being allocated on a regional basis, covering the areas of: Merseyside; Riverside Pennine, North East and Bransholme; South Central (including Midlands and the South East); Carlisle, and Riverside Irvine (Scotland).

The contract will involve the delivery of external and internal painting of Riverside homes – including the communal areas of shared properties - in addition to pre-painting and minor environmental repairs.

Ian Gregg, Director of Asset Management at Riverside, said: "Through collaborative working with Fusion 21 and our supply chain partners - and by incorporating best practice and innovation - our customers will not only benefit from a consistent ‘One Riverside’ service, but also from efficiency savings every year and the added social value our partners will be providing both to our local communities and residents."

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(Left to right - Mike Worrall, Branch Manager at Bagnalls and Ian Gregg, Director of Asset Management at Riverside.)

Gary Stanfield, Framework Manager for Planned Maintenance at Fusion21, said: “We’ve worked closely with Riverside to consider a range of procurement options, suitable for a contract of this scale.

“As a result of accessing Fusion21’s External Painting and Repairs Framework, Riverside will benefit from the expertise of national contractors delivering on a regional level – in addition to gaining from greater economies of scale.

“This contract has also resulted in materials being provided by preferred materials supplier – AkzoNobel Global – which means Riverside can maximise the generation of social value throughout the supply chain.”