HMS wins £3m Liverpool housing maintenance deal

Repairs and maintenance business HMS will deliver responsive and emergency repairs and other works to 6,000 Cobalt homes in North Liverpool over three years. Tony McDonough reports

HMS maintenance director, Alison Brown, with HMS managing director, Paul Worthington


Repairs and maintenance specialist HMS has secured a £3m contract with housing association Cobalt to maintain 6,000 homes in north Liverpool.

Starting this month, the three-year contract will see HMS deliver responsive and emergency repairs alongside technical inspections, major works and void property works. HMS is a division of another Liverpool-based housing provider, Torus.

With 10 years’ experience managing and delivering repairs and maintenance services, the firm’s team will manage homes across north Liverpool and provide Cobalt’s tenants round-the-clock support to keep their homes secure and working.

HMS’ maintenance director, Alison Brown, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this tender and begin working with Cobalt Housing to provide services that will ultimately keep their customers safe and healthy in their homes.

“Alongside the day-to-day operational activities, we are thrilled to be working with Colbalt to help inform and implement their sustainability agenda within their existing property portfolio for customers to benefit from in years to come.”

Cobalt Housing’s director of operations, Dave Woods, added: “This is an exciting time for Cobalt and the award of these contracts has come after a long and very detailed tender process, which was made all the more complicated by the restrictions of the pandemic.

“However, we are delighted to appoint HMS as our new delivery partner and know they are as committed as we are to delivering high-quality services to our tenants and communities.”

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