Firm appointed for home adaptations for most vulnerable in Blackpool

A construction firm has won a place on a scheme to adapt homes for some of the most vulnerable people in Blackpool.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 12:00 pm
Eric Wright Special Projects will adapt homes

Eric Wright Special Projects has won a place on a Blackpool Coastal Housing framework.

The Preston-based company’s appointment to the Disabled Facilities Grant Adaptations framework will allow it to bid for individual schemes.

The work involves delivering building extensions and major alterations to adapt privately owned homes across Blackpool to meet the needs of their occupiers.

The two-year framework win followed a competitive tendering process.

Stephen Knowles, head of Eric Wright Special Projects, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to this framework and are looking forward to enhancing the lives of disabled people and their families in Blackpool by modifying homes to suit their needs.

“Our special projects division brings almost 100 years of construction heritage from the group, which for a framework like Blackpool Coastal Housing, translates into proven expertise onsite and the accountability an established contractor can offer.”

John Donnellon, chief executive of Blackpool Coastal Housing, said: “We are pleased to welcome Eric Wright Special Projects to deliver adaptations to help residents continue to live full lives in their own homes. These sorts of adaptations are for the most vulnerable residents so it is vital that the service offered is of the highest quality.”

at a competitive price and we believe Eric Wright share that ambition.” Eric Wright Special Projects formed early 2012 and commenced trading April 2013. It works on contracts of between £1,000 and £1m.