National maintenance and compliance contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has further expanded its presence in the North West with a series of contract wins within both the healthcare and housing sectors.
With a combined value of approximately £4.9 million, the largest of the new contracts is set to begin in October of this year on Cobbett House at the Central Manchester Hospital. Having worked on this site previously, Novus will be installing a new floor for the hospital through several works including new electrical and mechanical installation, as well as new facilities such as toilets and wet rooms.
Also within the Greater Manchester area, Novus continues to build upon its longstanding relationship with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust with a significant contract for Greater Manchester Mental Health’s assessment centre. The contractor will carry out a full refurbishment of the centre, which provides services for people living in the borough of Bolton. Novus will complete the construction of a single storey ground floor unit, including reconfigurations around the existing emergency department, to form access into the extension.
In the housing sector, Novus has recently been awarded a contract to provide door replacement works on social housing properties for Trafford Housing Trust (THT). THT builds quality homes that provide people with the opportunity to live a quality life within their neighbourhoods, and the contract will see Novus refit 409 doors across 210 properties within seven different postcode areas from late August.
Novus has also been awarded contracts for Your Housing Group, Great Places Housing Group and North Manchester General Hospital – all within the North West region.
Commenting on this series of new contracts, Novus Property Solutions’ Head of Operations, Chris Murphy, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded a series of prestigious contracts in the North West, as we continue to rapidly expand our presence in the region. It’s rewarding to see Novus’ reputation continue to grow across not only the North West, but also within the healthcare and housing sectors, with an increasing number of clients across these sectors recognising our ability to deliver a huge variety of works to the optimum standard.”
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