Thousands of Stevenage flats set for £45 million revamp

PUBLISHED: 12:03 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:03 01 June 2018

One of the blocks of flats in Chells that is to be revamped. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

One of the blocks of flats in Chells that is to be revamped. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

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Some 550 Stevenage blocks of flats are to be revamped as part of a £45 million project.

Stevenage Borough Council has appointed contractors Mulalley and Wates Living Space to carry out the five-year programme of essential repair work at 4,000 homes, starting later this year.

Councillor Jeannette Thomas, who is responsible for housing at the borough council, said: “This is a major programme which will prolong the life of these homes, and ensure good quality housing for local people.

“We are pleased to have two experienced contractors to undertake this work to make these flats fit for the future.”

The work will vary from block to block, but could include roofs, windows, structural repairs, rewiring, fencing, paving, signs and communal areas.

The council has already invested £64m into internal work to council homes in the last seven years, and intends to spend £1 billion on maintaining properties and building new homes over the next three decades.

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