A Grade II-listed social housing estate in Newcastle is having its roofing replace in a £3.5 million renovation project.
Byker Community Trust (BCT), which owns and manages the Byker Estate have appointed Esh Living, the social housing arm of Esh Construction, to carry out the work.
The company is now working to replace the original roofs of the 409 properties on the estate, and complete repairs to the external fabric, including brickwork repairs, rainwater goods, and door canopy replacements.
“BCT has already committed over £31 million investment into homes on the estate,” said BCT’s chief executive, Jill Haley. “This project commits a further £3.5 million to ensure that our resident’s homes are improved and better insulated. Specialist staff from Esh are consulting with our residents before any work starts in or around their home, and I have been impressed by the wider social value initiatives that Esh have delivered in Byker for the benefit of all our residents.
Colin Ford, Esh Living’s construction director, said: “This complex project is something which will ultimately provide the residents with better quality homes and improved thermal comfort. We have worked with BCT to help them secure planning permission for the listed buildings and now we can move forward to provide residents with safer, more efficient living conditions.”