Deal will transfer 170 employees from Rotherham council to WDP

Willmott Dixon Partnerships, the repair and maintenance arm of Willmott Dixon, has won a £58m contract to repair around 12,000 homes and properties in Rotherham.

The contract, from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council,  is expected to span five and a half years, though there is a possibility of a four-year extension based on performance.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships will start work in October when the firm will become responsible for the upkeep of homes, garages, communal areas, community centre and boiler houses in the Rotherham areas of Wentworth South, Wentworth Valley, Rother Valley West and Rother Valley South. The work will be done alongside the council’s arm’s length management organisation, 2010 Rotherham.

The contract covers repairs, capital works, gas and electrical, plus aids and adaptations, and Willmott Dixon Partnerships will transfer 170 employees currently with the council.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships managing director Mick Williamson said: “We are here for the long-term and welcome nearly 170 employees from Rotherham who will be joining us on the new contract… We will provide our new arrivals with the training and development opportunities to ensure we deliver a three star service.”