The Challenge:

Notting Hill Genesis Housing Group is responsible for 33,000 properties across London and the South East, including sheltered and supported housing, semi-detached houses, leaseholder properties, mixed tenure blocks and tower blocks.

We provide a range of compliance services for Notting Hill Genesis, including fire safety.

Programmes of FRA works are informed by fire risk assessments undertaken by Genesis’ surveying partner, Savills, who completed these across the property stock in Year 1. These works were then programmed to be carried out over the next 3-4 years across 90 different postcodes, with high risk properties being given immediate priority.

The Solution:

We prepared an alternative delivery proposal to deliver Year 1 of works which streamlined the management of the works by grouping non-high risk works in postcodes with higher population density and closest to contract offices.

This generated significant prelim savings and enabled us to double the number of properties included in the original plan. We have continued to work closely with the client to adopt this approach wherever possible, with small temporary satellite offices being established at vacant client properties wherever these are available.

Our dedicated, in-house fire safety team carries out a range of tasks to ensure Notting Hill Genesis properties are safe at all times. In order to meet landlord safety obligations, our team deliver certified levels of compliance, with photographic or video evidence taken when necessary.

The Impact:

Our approach enables us to effectively programme the works, reduce timeframes and plan quick clearing actions, all of which provide Genesis with a value for money service.

" Kier has contributed significantly in improving our portfolio intelligence and compliance during the partnership duration. With a large property portfolio, Kier is able to provide a range of compliance, strategic and ad-hoc services to ensure health & safety, compliance and improved living conditions to our residents and properties. They provide solutions to difficult circumstances whilst engaging with the wider business including Genesis staff, residents and the public. The staff are a credit to the company and should be proud of the overall achievement. "
Matt Curran Notting Hill Genesis

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