The property maintenance and management division of North East based Fastflow Group has secured a multi-million pound contract with a leading housing provider in the south.

The five year deal, with the potential of a further five year extension, could have a total value of £52m.

DW Support Services (DWSS) will take on responsibility for all aspects of property asset maintenance for Catalyst Housing’s properties in Oxford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Reading and Berkshire.

DWSS, which operates from Thame, Oxfordshire, provides property maintenance, repair and refurbishment services to housing associations, councils, universities and NHS trusts. Around 200,000 homes are maintained through the speedy completion of over 40,000 repairs a year.

The business is part of the £140 million a year turnover Fastflow Group, an independent provider of essential services to the utilities and property sectors with over 800 people working on sites throughout the UK.

DWSS Managing Director, Conor Bray, said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Catalyst contract for the ‘Outside London’ region.

Catalyst owns, manages and maintains over 21,000 homes in London and the South East and is a member of the g15 group – which represents London’s largest housing associations which together provide homes for one in ten Londoners and are responsible for one quarter of all new building in the capital.