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4-year planned works partnership commences between Riverside and J Tomlinson

August 31, 2021

J Tomlinson is pleased to continue its long-term, award-winning partnership with nationwide social housing provider, Riverside, after being awarded several places on a 4-year planned works agreement.  The Riverside Group is a major provider of affordable housing, care and support services across England and Scotland, with over almost 526,000 homes in management.

Scope of Works

The contract, which recently commenced, will see J Tomlinson delivering upgrades to kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors to properties across the Midlands, Northern England, Yorkshire and Humberside.

The company was successful in ten lots, including:

  • Lot 2A: Newcastle and Gateshead – kitchens and bathrooms
  • Lot 2B: Newcastle and Gateshead – windows and doors
  • Lot 3A: Cumbria — kitchens and bathrooms
  • Lot 4A: Yorkshire and Humber – kitchens and bathrooms
  • Lot 4B: Yorkshire and Humber – windows and doors
  • Lot 5A: Manchester – kitchens and bathrooms
  • Lot 5B: Manchester – windows and doors
  • Lot 6A: LCR – kitchen and bathrooms
  • Lot 7A: Midlands – kitchens and bathrooms
  • Lot 7B: Midlands – windows and doors

Established to facilitate the procurement of high-quality domestic improvement works, the framework offers Riverside the option to directly award works, or hold a mini-competition – saving time by bypassing lengthy procurement exercises.

Maintaining a Strong, Award-Winning Partnership

J Tomlinson has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Riverside since 2017, working together to undertake improvement works to the client’s housing portfolio, which comprises both individual properties and supporting housing, sheltered and retirement living schemes. Projects undertaken in partnership with Riverside have included kitchen and bathroom replacements, heating upgrades, as well as general refurbishment, redecoration and remodelling.

Earlier this year, the partnership between the two organisations was recognised at the 2021 NHMF Awards, in which a homeless scheme set up and refurbished specifically for members of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community won the Best Customer Impact title.

Quote from Ant Newton:

Ant Newton, managing director of J Tomlinson’s regeneration division, commented: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working in partnership with Riverside for the last four years, providing high-quality building services which have helped to greatly enhance properties and lives across the Midlands and Northern England.

We’re really pleased to have been appointed to work with this forward-thinking, customer-centric housing provider for another four years and look forward to continuing to support Riverside’s vision to “transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods”.

Quote from Riverside:

Phil Pemberton, director of Asset Strategy at Riverside, said: “We’re really excited to be working with J Tomlinson again as part of our planned investment programme. These programmes are an  important part of our vision to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods, wherever our customers live.”

J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.

The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.

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