Gateway to £700,000 contract extension

21st October 2021

AN extension to a major contract to refurbish void properties for Stirling Council has been secured by Procast.

The programme of works affects numerous untenanted homes across the local authority area and it involves heating systems, electrical re-wiring, new kitchen and bathroom installations, internal joinery works, decoration, plastering, drainage, fascias, soffits and roofing and rendering repairs.

The £700,000, year-long project was awarded after the successful completion of the original 12-month contract to upgrade void properties in the Stirling area, known as the “gateway to the Highlands”.

The upgrades – procured under the Scottish Procurement Alliance Whole House Refurbishment and Associated Works framework – allow the council to release the houses for rental.

Planning and sequencing of the works will require care and experience, as they will involve multi-disciplined trades across multiple sites, some of which are located in hard-to-reach geographical areas.

Procast are currently delivering similar works on numerous void properties for South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils under the same SPA Whole House Refurbishment and Associated Works framework.

Frank McManus, who will be heading up the Stirling project, said: “We are thoroughly delighted to be given the opportunity of continuing our successful working relationship with Stirling Council and initiate the option of the second year of the contract to refurbish its existing void residential properties in as short a duration as possible to maximise the use of housing stock in this area and reduce period of lost rental for the local authority.”

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