Forrest wins Riverside work

The Preston-based regeneration specialist has secured a place on the housing partnership's traditional build and timber framed construction programmes.

Under the agreement, Forrest, which provides regeneration, refurbishment and responsive maintenance services, will be able to tender for all Riverside Partnership's works worth up to £3m and above.

The framework covers projects across Manchester, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Merseyside.

The deal follows Forrest's announcement of an 11.5% increase in sales in the last financial year.

Earlier this month, Forrest also announced it had secured a place on the North West Construction Hub's Low Value four year framework after winning a place on its Medium Value framework last summer.

Both frameworks are accessible to all local authorities and public sector organisations in the North West for construction works worth between £150,000 and £4.5m.

Manchester City Council manages the North West Construction Hub.

Mark Lyons, managing director at Forrest, said: "Our partnership-led approach coupled with a focus on engaging with communities we serve makes us ideally placed to help the Riverside Partnership to create and support quality housing."

The Riverside Partnership is a consortium of housing associations including The Riverside Group, The Vicinity Group, including Liverpool Housing Group, Cobalt, Beechwood Ballantyne, Atrium and Ribble Valley Homes – The Regenda Group, Progress Housing, Venture Housing Association, Contour Housing Group and Twin Valley Homes.

On Friday 1 April, Vicinity and Contour Housing Groups will merge together to become known as the Symphony Housing Group.

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