Multi-million pound social housing renovation is underway in Grimsby

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 14 Jun 2017

BUILDERS have started work on the first property to be renovated as part of a huge multi-million pound investment of Shoreline's properties in Grimsby.

Contractors have been busy gutting and refurbishing the semi-detached home on Milton Road, Nunsthorpe – the first tenanted house to receive an extensive makeover after the housing charity announced it would pump £6 million each year into improving its homes across North East Lincolnshire.

As well as a new kitchen, windows and heating, the property is one of 16 throughout the Grimsby area which is undergoing work to protect it against damp.

In total, 240 homes will be renovated across the borough this year, with 2,700 homes being transformed over the next ten years.

Mark Beeley, contract manager at Shoreline, said: "We know the work we are doing will help to improve the lives of the people who live here. It's the main reason why we do it.

"It's an absolutely brilliant project to be a part of. We have very experienced housing officers who are able to work with the residents while the renovations are ongoing. They have worked with the residents in the high rise flats in the East Marsh so they are very experienced.

"We have had a fantastic response so far from the residents. The lady who lives here is constantly walking past and popped her head in to see the work which is going on. She loves what she has seen so far."

In addition to the cosmetic improvements, the team of contractors at Keepmoat have excavated the old timber floors and fitted new membranes into the walls to protect against future issues with damp in the property.

As reported, the major multi-million pound investment will cover the installation of new kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, windows and doors as well as heating and electrical systems.

The huge project is also set to have a major impact on the local economy with sub-contracting opportunities for construction and maintenance trades people in the area following a local employment fair in conjunction with Efficiency North.

Shoreline strategic asset manager Asad Bhatti described the development as a "massive investment which will further improve the quality of homes we provide throughout the area."

Richard Anderson, site manager for Keepmoat, added: "It's been great to be involved in this project. The lady whose house it is has been to check how we are getting on two or three times just to have a little look."

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