As part of the construction project underway to build 80 new homes for Luton Borough Council, Lindum has joined forces with a new supplier which has more than ‘business’ at its heart.
Industrial Services Group (ISG) has been appointed to manufacture, supply and install all the windows for the three 5 and 6 storey blocks of apartments being built.
Although ISG manufacture and install PVC-u windows and composite doors, their primary purpose is to provide unemployed disabled people with a chance to train, develop and go on to achieve sustained employment.
Established in 1997, ISG is a not for profit Social Enterprise and is proud of its reputation for being a supplier that can be trusted and one which has successfully established long-term partnerships with customers.
Lindum Construction Manager David Frankish explains the reasons ISG were selected “We always look to work with suppliers who not only deliver what they promise but also have a similar ethos to ourselves. As a company owned by the employees Lindum has a truly committed workforce who take pride in their work and go the extra mile to get the job done. With repeat business being a major contributor to our future work we understand the importance of building lasting relationships with our clients as well as our supply chain. ISG and their employees present the same commitment, desire and client understanding.”
Peter Keeley, General Manager for ISG, said “Our reputation has been built on the principle of ‘Quality without Compromise’ and our ability to get the job done to the total satisfaction of the customer, with a minimum of fuss. We enjoy working closely with like-minded companies and we hope that this project is only the beginning of a long-term partnership that will benefit both Lindum and ourselves”.
So far the newly formed working partnership between Lindum and ISG is proving successful.
Project Manager overseeing the day to day construction at the site is Tony Clohesy, he added “This is a complex construction project due to its size, location and design. Creating 80 new apartments along with all the associated works within a 65 week scheduled relies on everyone involved doing their bit and ISG are proving to be valid, reliable members of the team.”
ISG‘s Peter Keeley added “We have had to work closely with the team at Lindum to develop some new technical and design solutions for this project, specifically with the steel frame construction which requires us to fit the window frames within the metal grid structure before the brick work walls are built, and also in the product design, for example supplying 300mm wide window sills and bespoke trim details to the head of some windows. Being more complex than your regular new-build projects, it has given us a fantastic opportunity to show Lindum what we can deliver and show our potential as a trusted long-term partner”.
This housing project has come about as the result of Luton Borough Council working with Cheyne Capital, Lindum Group and QSH to develop the disused site – one of the first instances of private capital replacing the funding for social housing previously provided by government grants.