Council invests in repairs to 550 blocks of flats

01 Jun 2018

Stevenage Borough Council has announced a £45million programme to refurbish 4,000 homes in hundreds of blocks of flats across Stevenage.

Contractors Mulalley and Wates Living Space have been appointed for a five-year programme to carry out essential repairs to 550 blocks of flats, starting later this year.

Work will vary from block to block, but could include roofs, windows, structural repairs, rewiring, fencing, paving, signs and some redecoration of communal areas.

This is part of the council’s plan to invest £1bn over the next 30 years to ensure existing properties are safe, sustainable and warm and to build quality new council homes for local people.

The council has already invested £64million on internal work to council homes in the last seven years, including renewing kitchens and bathrooms where needed, to bring them up to a decent standard.

Councillor Jeannette Thomas, Executive Member for Housing, Health and Older People, 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.”

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