JPS launches building materials hub for housing associations in Newcastle

Jewson Partnership Solutions announces it has launched a new one-stop-shop building and maintenance hub for housing providers in Newcastle City Centre, to help navigate the demands and challenges of supplying safe and quality social housing to local residents.

The AVAIL Housing Hub will combine the benefits of Jewson Partnership Solutions – including material supply, stock management technology, waste disposal and expert training – to tackle the many challenges of modern social housing, including changing legislation, health and safety, rising costs, and decarbonisation regulations.

Darren Tannock Assistant Branch Manager Avail Housing Hub Newcastle

Scott Cooper, managing director of JPS, said: “Housing associations are feeling more pressure than ever as they look to provide better social housing for less. From an all-time-high level of repairs and compliance requirements, to decarbonisation targets and a need to improve indoor air quality, social landlords are also doing what they can to raise the standards of their properties while the cost of materials continues to rise and labour becomes scarce.

“The AVAIL Housing Hub is designed to make our customer’s lives easier in the face of these challenges. Operational efficiency is key to help landlords to identify ways of working that will save money, while guidance is also needed to help them choose the right products to deliver the homes of the future. We bring all of that under one roof, acting as a supply partner that truly understands their needs and that can help them deliver on their objectives.”

Providers of social housing in the Newcastle area will have access to the hub’s large external yard and warehouse, storing a wealth of products for construction, maintenance and repairs.

“Our large facility can stock ample materials that can be segregated by customer, minimising the financial risk for landlords who’d normally need to manage their own stock levels on site. This, combined with an option to manage waste efficiently, comprehensive product delivery options and training and workshops delivered by our experts, will help Newcastle’s housing providers to improve the living standards of their tenants, whilst constructing and maintaining better homes and building a stronger future for the city’s communities,” added Cooper.

The hub will be located next to the Byker Estate in the centre of the city, which is one of the most deprived areas in England, according to Government data.

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