Gloucester-based Mears Group awarded £50m armed forces housing contract

Mears Group

Gloucester-headquartered Mears Group, a leading provider of services to the UK Housing sector, has been awarded the new Residential Living Accommodation Project contract, providing a wide range of housing services to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, the government’s agency which supports the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.The award is subject to contract and the successful completion of a standstill period.

The new contract is for a period of up to seven years and has an annual value in excess of £50 million. Under the contract, Mears will provide a wide range of accommodation and property services to service personnel and their families across the UK. Services include property search, selection and leasing, relocation services, tenancy management, responsive repairs and maintenance. The new contract is expected to commence in April 2022.

Mears has been successfully providing similar services since 2016 under the predecessor Substitute Service Accommodation contract, delivering a high level of service and operational delivery, which has contributed to this successful rebid.

David Miles, Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said: “We are proud of the role we play within the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation. With this contract award we can continue to provide the highest levels of service to these key personnel and their families and value for money to the DIO.

“Our operating and quality KPIs (key performance indicators) on this project have been excellent and this has clearly contributed to our successful rebid. Together with our contracts with the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, today’s successful award underlines that Mears is recognised as a trusted partner for specialist housing management services across Central Government departments. This award puts the Group in an excellent position for 2022 and beyond.”