National maintenance and compliance contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has seen its presence increase within the education sector following a number of recent contract and framework wins for universities and colleges across the north of England.
These latest awards follow a highly successful first half of the year for the business which implemented an ambitious five-year growth strategy last year.
The highest value win is an estimated £1.5 million two-year Building Works measured term contract working with the University of Newcastle with the option to extend for a further two years. The framework will see the contractor carrying out building refurbishments and improvement works throughout the University’s property portfolio.
Novus has also been awarded a further higher education contract in Ormskirk, Lancashire. The three-year measured term contract, with the option to extend for a further year, will see Novus’ expert team complete minor works and maintenance for Edge Hill University, bringing in £50,000 to £500,000 per project.
Following four successful years working with York College, Novus has won a place on a three-year framework agreement that will see its team carry out a range of painting and decorating services across the college campus. Novus will work throughout the college to create a more modern and contemporary feel for students, staff and visitors.
Furthermore, highlighting Novus’ reach throughout Great Britain, the contractor has been awarded a significant contract just under £100,000 with the University of Worcester, to deliver a fast-track refurbishment to the lecture rooms on St Johns Campus.
Commenting on these latest wins, Lee Hartley, Executive Director at Novus Property Solutions said: “We’re delighted to have won a number of contracts and frameworks within the education sector in the first half of this year, as we continue to build upon the successful launch of our business-wide growth strategy.
“These latest contract wins throughout England demonstrate our growing reputation as a maintenance and refurbishment contractor of choice within the education sector, and we look forward to delivering high quality results for each of these valued clients.”
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