Housing Executive heating contracts boost local economy

New Housing Executive regional heating contracts have been awarded to a number of local companies across six geographical areas of Northern Ireland.

With the potential of contracts lasting up to seven years, a potential spend of £156m has been committed during the initial three year period.

Connect transform Sustain (CTS) are delighted to have secured one of the new contracts

CTS CEO, Connaire McGreevy said “we delivered this service to our long term partner NIHE for 5 years previously and unfortunately lost out 7 years ago. 

“So to win a Lot area this time is even more special. 

“We are really excited by the low carbon angle the NIHE have taken in recent years which is exactly where CTS has positioned itself in the market place. 

“We look forward to getting started and working in our own home patch community delivering for NIHE again.

Director of Asset Management at NIHE, Paul Isherwood, explained: “These contracts include servicing, maintenance and planned replacement across our stock.

“It will mean better and more energy efficient homes for our tenants.

“The contracts will also enable the introduction of low carbon technologies, supporting our commitment to achieve Net Zero.”

Mr Isherwood continued: “Not only will these contracts create employment for the local workforce, they will also bring benefits for our local communities.

“All contractors have committed to an extensive programme of social value during the term, including paid employment initiatives, skills development and education programmes, while also working with social enterprises in their supply chain.

“This is just one strand of our investment plans to provide future proofed homes, strong and cohesive communities and partnership opportunities with our local construction industry.”

For more information on the Housing Executive, visit nihe.gov.uk