Thousands of Stevenage flats set for £45 million revamp
- Credit: Archant
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Arrests made after assault leaves victim with lacerations to the head
- 2 'Panic-buying is crippling us' - petrol station owner urges motorists to think before they refuel
- 3 17 of the prettiest streets in North Herts
- 4 North Herts and Beds villages hit by power cut
- 5 Custodial sentence 'sends strong message' to those carrying knives
- 6 Appeal to trace driver after cyclist sustains serious injuries in crash
- 7 Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival in pictures
- 8 Ambulance called to crash between motorcycle and van in Stevenage
- 9 Hospice volunteers mark Churchgate Day on the catwalk with vintage fashion show
- 10 You Me At Six to play headline show at Hatfield's Slam Dunk Festival site