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Contract boost secures future

Thursday 13 December 2012 6:00

Construction group AH Property Services says a new contract for work on 500 homes has enabled it to open a second North East base and safeguarded the jobs of its 25 staff.

The firm, based on the North Tyne Industrial Estate in Newcastle, is to open a second base at the Riverside Industrial Park in Middlesbrough on the back of a contract win for work on Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) schemes.

The contract, to clad 500 Teesside homes with the latest insulation materials. Altogether 2,300 homes in Middlesbrough and Stockton are receiving free energy efficiency measures, designed to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions, through Jarrow based community interest company, Community Energy Solutions (CES).

Valued at a combined £11m, these are the largest private-sector CESP projects currently underway in the UK.

AH’s business development director Keith McDougall said: “We are delighted to have secured work which allows us to demonstrate skills in a new area and diversify our business, while continuing to have a positive impact on the lives of local people. We are confident of winning more insulation work which will allow us to take on more employees.”

The GoWarm Parkfield project, which involves 1,200 homes in Stockton-on-Tees, is being run in partnership with Stockton Borough Council with funding from North Yorkshire based Eggborough Power Ltd.