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Galliford Try secures five affordable housing contracts in UK

12 Feb 2013 (Last Updated February 12th, 2013 18:30)

Galliford Try’s Partnerships business has been selected as preferred bidder on several housing projects worth over £60m in the UK.

Galliford Try’s Partnerships business has been selected as the preferred bidder on several housing projects worth over £60m in the UK.

As per the first contract, worth £15.6m, Partnerships will construct 80 mixed-tenure homes and commercial units for the Affinity Sutton housing association.

The second contract, worth £15.5m, includes construction of 137 homes and commercial units at Blackwall Lane in east London for Kitewood Estates and Gallions Housing.

Developer MacDonald Egan has selected Partnerships to build 54 additional houses for Gallions Housing as part of the £8.1m Neptune Wharf project, which is also located in east London.

In addition, the company has been selected as the preferred bidder for a £12m Midlands contract, under which it will deliver a further extra care homes in Cannock for Staffordshire County Council in the UK.

The project will feature 64 extra care apartments, a learning disability respite unit, a community hub and 14 homes for social housing, which will be created for The Wrekin Housing Trust.

North East Derbyshire District Council and housing management organisation Rykneld Homes have appointed Partnerships as preferred bidder for a £10m contract to rebuild the Tarran bungalows in Ecklington and Killamarsh.

As per the deal, the company will build 129 new two-bed homes which will replace the pre-fabricated bungalows that were part of the post-war emergency building programme.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said, "We look forward to working with our partners to further improve levels of affordable housing across the country."

In January 2013, Galliford Try secured four new construction contracts worth £55m in the UK.