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Fusion21 scales new heights as it releases High Rise Refurbishment Framework

A new High Rise Refurbishment Framework has been released by Fusion21 for its members to use in the refurbishment of high rise properties.

Seven companies have been appointed to the framework which could see millions of pounds worth of work released over the next four years as local councils and registered social landlords seek to invest in the maintenance of a key part of their stock portfolios. The framework covers the supply and installation of materials and is available for either direct call-off or call-off after a mini competition between the appointed contractors.

With no specified lots, the flexibility of this framework presents the opportunity to ensure High Rise owners take an integrated approach to managing stock.

This framework agreement covers any works related to multi-story blocks, and associated environmental works, including:  External Elevation Improvements, External Area Improvements, Communal Area Improvements, Improvements to Individual Properties, Energy Efficiency Improvements, and Structural Works. It can be accessed for properties nationally. 

All appointed contractors to the framework have an excellent record of working on High Rise properties and include: HT Forrest Ltd, Henry Boot Construction Ltd, Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd, Bullock Construction Ltd, Seddon Construction Ltd, Lawtech Ltd, P Casey & Co Ltd.

Duncan Williams, Regional Director at Seddon, said: "We have a long and proud history of working with housing associations and local authorities across the UK to deliver high-quality regeneration projects and are naturally delighted that we’ve been selected for this framework. "

Gordon Ronald, Operations Director for Fusion21, said: “High Rise properties are well suited to the needs of both young and old people who do not need family accommodation. These groups are growing in number, so refurbishment is vital in bringing existing, underused or underinvested housing stock back into full use.

High rise housing offers great potential to provide sustainable homes for residents with low environmental impact. It’s a great achievement for the seven contractors to secure a place on our new framework. 
Competition was extremely tough and all of our appointed partners have clearly demonstrated they are best placed to deliver services on behalf of our members. That includes social value achievements which we ensured was a key aspect of the selection process as that is an integral part of our offer to clients.”