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Liberty retains two heating contracts with Leeds City Council and Exeter City Council worth over £21.6 million.

National property services business Liberty is pleased to announce its retention of the Domestic Gas Servicing and Installation contract for Exeter City Council, as well as the Gas Domestic Heating Contract for Leeds City Council.

The three-year contract with Exeter City Council, valued at £1.4 million annually, covers gas safety services for over 4,000 homes.

The contract also includes:

  • Two apprenticeship positions
  • 90 volunteer hours being given by the Liberty team
  • Active engagement at local tenant events
  • Four work experience and mentorship programmes each year, in collaboration with Exeter College
  • Additionally, Liberty will provide five complimentary decarbonisation surveys, complete with monitoring kit installations, and the provision of five retrofit plans and decarbonisation reports.

Over in Leeds, the £4 million per annum contract with the council sees Liberty being retained for an initial period of 4 years, starting in April of 2024 with the possibility of four one-year extensions.

The contract will see Liberty deliver gas servicing and repairs as well as the fitting of new boilers to over 16,000 homes.

The contract also includes:

  • Hosting two mental health awareness and crime reduction sessions annually.
  • Donations to community projects at the start of each contract year.
  • Liberty staff will dedicate 392 hours per year to volunteering.
  • Host CV/mock interview sessions quarterly.
  • To support local businesses, all materials will be sourced in Leeds, and Liberty will hold four “Meet the Buyer” events for local suppliers.

Ray Jones, Group Managing Director of Liberty said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnerships with both Exeter City Council and Leeds City Council and remain committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of those communities through the provision of high-quality gas services.

“We look forward to providing employment opportunities, apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering initiatives, further strengthening our ties with the community and helping to make a positive impact.”

Gerard Tinsdale, Chief Officer of Housing at Leeds City Council said: “We are delighted to continue working with Liberty on our gas servicing and maintenance contract. Gas compliance is always one of key drivers for keeping our customers safe and the additional social value commitments made by Liberty will be of great benefit to the communities involved.”

Liberty offers the full range of property services, and its teams are experts in reactive and planned maintenance across all technical disciplines, refurbishments, mechanical and electrical projects, construction, and whole-home decarbonisation.