Bristol based landscaping company Elmtree Garden Contractors has won a 5 year contract worth up to £240,000 per year to maintain the garden and open space areas around approximately 7000 of LiveWest homes across the region.
The contact, which covers 160 LiveWest sites in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath, will also help reduce fly-tipping in the region.
Elmtree’s largest grounds maintenance contract will start on the first day of the company’s 50th anniversary year and will create new jobs, including two apprenticeships.
LiveWest is a leading developer of housing in the South West, who help thousands of customers to get on the road to owning their own home, and translate their profits into social housing.
LiveWest has plans to build 16,000 homes across the region over the next 10 years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products creating choice and flexibility.
Elmtree, who are based at Pilning, Bristol, were formed in 1969. They currently employ 45 people doing ground maintenance and landscaping for housing associations, local authorities, construction companies and commercial clients.
Elmtree were particularly delighted to win the contract after a lengthy three month tender process as only 30% of the winning bid was based on finance, with the remaining criteria focused on their approach to the contract, technical expertise, quality and innovation.
Managing Director of Elmtree, Paul Lynch said: “We are delighted to win the contract with LiveWest to deliver grounds maintenance to their portfolio of homes around the Bristol area. It reflects the hard work we have put in over the last few years to ensure that our dedicated team of operatives have the skills, equipment and training to leave our sites looking the best they can.”
“We are also lucky to have a great management team that thrives on aiming to exceed our clients’ expectations. It also could not have come at a more suitable time – the contract starts on the first day of our 50th anniversary year, 2019.”
Elmtree Grounds Maintenance Manager Simon Palmer said: “We look forward to working with LiveWest on this contract, and will be able to take on two apprentices as a result of winning it”.
LiveWest commented “We are pleased to award a new contract to Elmtree, who have been delivering a great grounds maintenance service to our schemes in Bristol area for the past 6 years. LiveWest are looking forward to develop a close working partnership with Elmtree to improve and enhance outlook of our estates to ensure they are safe, well-kept, tidy and a great place to live in and enjoy for our residents.“