United Living wins multiple refurbishment contracts across South East


Kent-headquartered national building contractor, United Living, has secured more than £25 million worth of housing maintenance and refurbishment contracts across the South East region.

The business, which works in partnership with housing providers throughout England and Wales to build new homes and refurbish existing properties, has made a strong start to the year, with a host of client wins for its 152-strong southern refurbishment team. They include:

  • An appointment to a £6m contract with the University of Essex to refurbish a high-rise student accommodation block with external groundworks, in Colchester
  • A £2m remodelling and refurbishment contract for Network Housing at Colebrook Court, a vacant building in Cuffley, Herts, which will create 11 new, modern standard homes in the roofspace
  • An award to undertake kitchen and bathroom replacements to various homes managed by Metropolitan, with an initial value of around £1m
  • Works to support Anchor Housing with various improvements to sheltered housing schemes across London and the home counties
  • Installation of new class A2 aluminium cladding and insulation across an occupied block in Croydon on behalf of Firstport LLP
  • The first stage award for design development and planning for replacement cladding across two properties managed by Lewisham Homes
  • Fire protection improvements and installation of new sprinkler systems to three buildings managed and owned by Canterbury City Council, in Whitstable and Herne Bay
  • Further works to upgrade kitchens and bathrooms across homes managed by Stevenage Council

Daren Moseley, managing director for refurbishment (south) at United Living, said: “Housing providers and local authorities continue to face the challenges of a broken housing market with very stretched resources. We have the expertise to help them ensure their existing stock has longevity and surpasses regulatory standards. But more importantly, we’re trusted as a partner because of the added value we strive to bring to our projects; whether that’s through our training and skills programmes, or how we support the communities in which we work.”


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