Rok reports NW framework wins

Property repair group Rok has announced several new contract wins in the region as it concentrates on longer-term lower risk agreements.

The national group has branch offices in Bolton and Chester among other North West operations.

Rok said it has been appointed by Salford University on a long-term framnework agreement for maintenance and new build work.

The group has also been appointed by North Wales Housing Association based in Llandudno Junction.

Rok is in the process of disposing of development assets and liabilities. In September the company transferred its joint venture stake in Wilmslow Office Park to partner Royal Bank of Scotland. It still has developments in Blackpool and Wigan but is seeking offers from investors.

Rok now specialises in repair and maintenance for the public sector and new build social housing.

Garvis Snook, chief executive, said from 2010 the group will be organised around four national business teams: maintenance, social housing, plumbing heating & electrical, and construction.

Rok, which has made extensives job cutrs in the past year, said there will likely be 'further efficiencies in costs' through the ongoing restructuring.

Snook said the company had won 48 new contracts worth a total of £700m this year taking its order book to £2.1bn, level with last year.

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