5th July, 2013

A £4.7m investment by Stoke-on-Trent City Council will result in an upgrade by Kier of the Fegg Hayes estate. All 477 council tenants on the estate will get a makeover for their homes and their neighbourhood in one go.

Janine Bridges, cabinet member for Housing, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said the new approach was about delivering maximum punch for every pound spent and giving neighbourhoods a real boost. She said: “By focusing on one area we can deliver a real sea change in environmental quality and pride. “Where households are due new kitchens and bathrooms and other upgrades, these will be done. Most households will get an external facelift for their homes, including new doors, external painting and door canopies. “New driveway works, boundary walls and garages upgrades, plus open space enhancements will all add to the sense of total transformation. “It will look great, with common colours and styles creating a clear sense of design and quality for the area. “By doing everything in one big hit we can maximise value for money too, with our partners Kier Stoke maximising the efficient use of people and resources. That’s got to be good news for tax payers and tenants alike.”

David Mawson, regional managing director at Kier, said: “Investments like this bring to life the Kier vision and values. These aren’t just houses, they’re homes, and we are delighted to be working with the council on this investment project.”

Source: http://refurbprojects-online.com/2013/07/kier-to-launch-4-7m-stoke-estate-upgrade/

Many of the local retrofit challenges facing Stoke will be addressed at the recently announced Retrofit Roadshow that is to be hosted at CoRE - the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence - http://www.core-skills.com/  on 5th November 2013 - email info@retrofit-roadshow.co.uk  for further details.

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