Operations director Colin Ford said the firm is committed to making a lasting difference. Credit: Esh Group

Esh Construction secures £60m refurb work

The North of England contractor will deliver a series of projects for registered social housing providers following a raft of contract wins.

Clients including Thirteen Group, Broadacres Housing Association and Riverside have appointed Esh to deliver refurbishment and upgrade works to housing stock across the North East, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire.

Durham-headquartered Esh has secured a place on Thirteen’s capital delivery framework which will see £50m of home improvements delivered over the next five years. The framework is part of Thirteen’s £150m home investment programme.

The first project to get underway under the framework will be the £5.9m Holmes V project in Thornaby, with another four in the pipeline for the coming months.

Colin Ford, operations director at Esh Construction, said: “We pride ourselves on maintaining successful working relationships with our clients and we are delighted to have secured several notable contract awards to kickstart 2023.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with our clients to improve living conditions for tenants, while building on our extensive experience of delivering refurbishment works for more than two decades.”

In North Yorkshire, Esh will start a five-year kitchen and bathroom programme for Broadacres Housing Association, marking the first refurbishment contract with Broadacres in 14 years. More than 1,300 properties will benefit.

A retirement living investment programme for Riverside adds to the pipeline, which will see Esh refurbish two occupied residential developments. The first scheme is located in South Shields.

Esh launched a retrofit solutions division for social housing providers in late 2022 as organisations seek to improve energy performance before 2030.

Ford added: “At Esh, we are committed to making a lasting difference within the communities surrounding our developments through our ethos of employing local, supporting local, engaging local and procuring local.

“Each new contract award will allow us to create employment opportunities and generate a significant amount of work for our local supply chain, while also delivering social value initiatives such as volunteering and donations, school and college engagement, and training opportunities.”

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