Rotherham council has handed the second part of its housing repair and maintenance deal to Morrison.

Contractor Morrison has won a £60.5m deal to repair and maintain 13,000 properties across Rotherham.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council let the contract through its ALMO 2010 Rotherham Limited. Lasting five and a half years, with four possible one-year extension, the deal will start in October and takes Morrison’s wins so far this year to £448m.

The areas covered will include Rotherham North, Rotherham South and Wentworth North. Some planned and capital works will also be involved. As part of the deal Morrison will also set up its third training centre for employees and tenants.

Guy Wakeley, chief executive of Morrison, said: “The Borough of Rotherham will now form the new hub for our businesses in Yorkshire, where we will continue to grow our presence and create sustainable employment. 

Guy continued: “Morrison continues to win new accounts across the country both through organic and new business growth and with over £1.7billion in opportunities in our bid pipeline, we look forward to building both the largest and best performing repairs and maintenance portfolio in the country.”

The council also announced today that Willmott Dixon has won a £58m contract for similar work in the remaining areas of Rotherham.