Kier and Circle Housing choose not to renew £350m deal which expires in April

Kier and Circle Housing have ended their contract to deliver responsible repairs and maintenance for projects in the central region.

The contract, which was due to expire in April 2015, was designed to improve Circle Housing’s repairs and maintenance service in London.

Circle Housing has started allocating work to other contractors. In a statement David Mawson, managing director of Kier’s housing maintenance, said: “Kier will continue to deliver planned maintenance services for Circle Housing’s central region, but we agree that it’s preferable for both parties, if Circle Housing takes responsive repairs back, in order to review the best method of operational delivery.”

Kire previously replaced Morrison on Circle’s central region contract in a £350m deal in 2013.

Circle Housing chief executive Mark Rogers said: “We have reached mutual agreement with Kier, allowing us to move on and focus on improving the repairs service we deliver to our customers.

“Restoring customer satisfaction back to our historically high levels continues to be our main priority as a business.”