The London Borough of Islington manages a total stock of over 22,000 tenanted and 8,000 leasehold properties borough wide. They have prioritised the delivery of a programme of works to ensure that all of their housing stock meets the Decent Homes Standards and have secured additional funding for planned improvement works. Breyer Group were appointed as one of two Strategic Partners to deliver the Capital and Cyclical Works Programme.
Our Programme in the South and East of the Borough involves internal and external works as follows:-
To work within a partnering arrangement as one of two strategic service providers (the other service provider covering the North and West areas). The main aims of the partnering arrangement being to provide methods for problem solving and shared objectives to avoid disputes.
Due to issues with the procurement process, Breyer Group commenced the contract six months in advance of the other service provider and therefore set the benchmark for service and quality standards during pre-construction, mobilisation and construction phases.
To meet the commitment to London Borough of Islington to obtain measurable improvements in the following areas:
Collectively with the other partner in the Framework, we were able to establish a Core Working Group during the pre-start period to agree the basis for a Partnering Charter to include the roles and responsibilities within the arrangement and outline benchmarks, policies and standards to deliver a quality service.
We facilitate and fund local community events through our Community Investment Charity ‘The Breyer Foundation’, to encourage cohesion within the local community through the delivery of a range of community led events.
Exceeding the targets originally set by London Borough of Islington for Employment and Training by providing the employment of one apprentice and one long term unemployed per £2m of contract spend per year. We have achieved this by working with organisations such as Islington Working in identifying local potential candidates for entry into our robust training programme. This has represented a major contribution in maximising the opportunities for local long term unemployed and the development of Apprenticeships.