Date: 27/01/2017

Fortem has started 2017 flying out of the starting block and setting a firm pace against competitors with several bid wins.

Fortem’s strapline “people who care” rings true with their first win as a newly rebranded company – a property improvement works contract for the Derbyshire Constabulary. The contract is worth £340k and is scheduled to start on 1st February, running for 20 weeks.

This pilot scheme to refurbish 9 police stations across Derbyshire including the police headquarters provides the potential to improve another 74 stations across the county - with a total value of £8-£10m. This was a collaborative bid with support from the health and safety team and both internal bid teams, resulting in Fortem’s first win on the Efficiency East Midlands framework.

Fortem won this contract against one of their main competitors who are local to Derbyshire, offering a great morale boost for everyone at in the company as they begin work in this new sector.

Another great win to start off the year is works to the Coney Green House tower block in Birmingham, worth £3m-£4m. Through this contract Fortem plan to expand on their existing presence in the city and improve the busy skyline, with the potential for 17 more tower blocks over the next 5 years.

Works to this contract include full structural investigation, design and solution to the potential partial collapse of the LPS (Large Panel System). Work is scheduled to begin in November 2017 and will continue into 2018, with potential internal flat and communal area works.

Further wins aim to reinforce the business as both a property maintenance and energy services specialist:

  • London Borough Havering – External wall insulation (EWI) and associated works to up to 151 non-traditional properties. Works include loft insulation and replacement doors and windows, worth £2.5m. This is a further project negotiated with Havering using the Green Services Hub as a procurement route.
  • Granville and Walliker – Hull; EWI and associated works to 136 Victorian street properties worth £2.1m. Part of year two’s programme of works negotiated within the overall anticipated 4 year programme. This is the 3rd estate or region which has commenced in Hull.
  • RCT Borough Council – Tylorstown, South Wales; 100 homes, external wall insulation (EWI) and minor measures, £650k
  • Places for People – Benwell Grange, Newcastle; replacement heating systems to 77 flats, £550k
  • Places for People – Cambo Place, North Shields; replacement heating, insulation and doors to 68 flats, £600k
  • Derwent Living – Derbyshire; PV installation to sheltered block, £39k

It has been a motivating start to 2017 with wins that put Fortem in good stead for establishing themselves as a market leading property solutions provider.