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L&Q's North West office will be at Nexus in Trafford starting in 2025. Credit: via Hurstwood Holdings

United Living wins £205m L&Q contract

The group’s property services division has secured the role as the housing association’s North West partner for its major works investment programme.

United Living Property Services will lead L&Q’s efforts to bring all of its homes in Trafford to the Decent Homes Standard in the region by installing modern kitchens and bathrooms, upgrading windows and roofs, and improving communal areas. The major works investment programme for the North West has £205m behind it.

This is part of L&Q’s wider investment programme, which has nearly £3bn committed for over 15 years towards upgrading its estate. A total of 48,000 kitchens and 42,000 bathrooms are set to be installed through the programme.

The Wolverhampton-based ULPS is set to become a “major employer in the region”, as a result of the contract award, according to a press release. The group said the work would create 250 jobs. This is in accordance with L&Q major works investment programme including social value and local recruitment provisions.

ULPS is a known entity to L&Q – the housing association already partners with the company for similar improvements in the South East.

“We’re really looking to having United Living Property Services on board in the North West, building on the fantastic partnership we’ve already had with them over the last year in the South East,” said Mark Newstead, director of major programmes at L&Q.

Newstead continued: “They share our commitment to quality and excellence, and I look forward to working with them to deliver social value in the communities we serve.

ULPS managing director John Farrell cited the contract win as evidence of the company’s property management and regeneration expertise.

“We are excited to be working together in a new area of England and believe that we will be able to deliver exceptional results through our strategic collaboration,” he said.

“This contract adds to existing activities being undertaken by the other pillars of our business in the region – United Living Infrastructure Services, United Living New Homes, and United Living Connected,” Farrell continued.

“This significant undertaking also underscores United Living Property Services’ commitment to revitalising the area and fostering sustainable development in the region. We are looking forward to delivering results that leave a lasting, positive impact on the Trafford community.”

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