Family Mosaic awards maintenance firm its biggest ever contract covering over 20,000 homes for 10 years

Social housing maintenance firm Mears has been appointed approved bidder by registered social landlord Family Mosaic.

The deal, which is worth £300m for a 10 year period, will cover more than 20,000 homes in London and the Home Counties and is expected to start in October 2010.

Mears, as the principle partner will provide a single 24 hour call centre service for all tenants of Family Mosaic and be responsible for responsive, void, gas maintenance, property surveying and estates management services.

Bob Holt, chairman of Mears said: “We have been working on behalf of Family Mosaic since 2004. This award represents the biggest contract award in Mears' history.

"Mears social housing bid pipeline for contract tenders remains in excess of £3bn and we continue to target customers who share our view of long term partnering arrangements. This together with our recently announced London Borough of Lambeth contract, takes our contract wins this month to £500m."