Contractor, Forrest, has secured a place as on public sector consortium, Fusion21’s, £100 million ‘whole house’ framework across four years.

The national planned maintenance framework comprises 11 lots including whole house, windows and doors, kitchens and bathrooms, roofing, heating, electrical, environmental works, external repairs and internal repairs.

Jon Edgar, bid director at Forrest, said: “As the country faces a lack of adequate social housing, the ongoing refurbishment of whole properties is essential to homing those most in need. We’re proud to support Fusion21 as they maximise the value and quality of social housing stock throughout the UK.

“Being awarded a place on the framework showcases our 60 years’ experience in managing high profile projects in social housing and beyond.”

Procurement consortium Fusion21 links spending programmes across multiple organisations to deliver efficiency savings. Set up as a social enterprise it invests in the creation of training and long-term job opportunities.

Forrest is one of 44 firms to be awarded the chance to pursue the works.