New voids contract to ensure homes are fit for new tenants

05/04/2017

Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) is pleased to be launching a new voids service which will ensure we have homes fit for new tenants.

Axis worker for BHPPolyteck Building Services and Axis Europe became BHP’s partners in the new contract from Monday 3 April following a full procurement process. They will manage the borough’s void council properties which are homes that are empty between tenancies and which often require work to bring them up to standard.

The new contract also offers the opportunity to develop local employment opportunities as well as community investment. In March, Polyteck and BHP ran a careers fair in South Kilburn with a host of local organisations on hand to offer advice on employment and apprenticeships.

Gary Wilkinson, BHP’s Interim Director of Property Services, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Polyteck and Axis in this new venture. The voids service is an important part of what we do and through partnership working we will ensure that we have fit homes for Brent’s tenants.”

Polyteck logoCostas Polycarpou, Polyteck Managing Director, said: “We are excited to begin our collaboration with BHP. Polyteck prides itself on our ability to uphold our values and fully imbed this ethos across all our contracts. As a family owned and managed company, we offer our full hands on approach and quality of service, from the directors right through to those working on site.”

Tim Hayes, Managing Director of Axis said: “Axis is delighted to be working with Brent Housing Partnership to make their homes safe and comfortable for residents. Our commitment to quality, service and safety mirrors that of BHP’s, which we hope will be apparent to residents in the way our work is delivered and the continual efforts we take to improve the service they receive.”