Axis has been awarded a ten-year responsive repairs and voids contract by Melton Borough Council, covering over 1,800 properties in Melton Mowbray and surrounding areas in North Eastern Leicestershire.
The contract that will start in September 2018, is made up of an initial five years, with the option to extend for an additional five years and will include some minor aids and adaptations to resident’s homes.
Axis will deliver all aspects of home repairs and maintenance, as well as ensuring void properties are turned back into comfortable homes quickly and to a good standard, contributing to the Council’s vision of “enhancing the quality of life for everyone in the borough of Melton to achieve a sustainable, prosperous and vibrant community… a place where people want to live, work and visit. This contract and our partnership will deliver more than just property repairs, we will help achieve the councils social value aims by employing locally, creating opportunities for supply-chain members in the borough and start careers with apprenticeships – adding value to the community that we hope to become a part of.”
We have committed to donate £90,000 into community causes over the life of the contract and source 90% of specialist work from the local supply chain. We’ll create new jobs annually and start nine new careers through apprenticeship during the partnership.
Melton Council leader Joe Orson said: “Axis Europe went above and beyond to supply us with ideas other than just a repairs service and we couldn’t be happier with their appointment.The new contract offers compelling benefits to our tenants including housing MOTs, new IT communication processes, employment skills and opportunities and a significant annual charity donation that Melton residents will benefit from each year.”