£17m Welsh housing refurb deal

Published:  08 February, 2013

Welsh social housing provider Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd Cyf has stayed with Lovell for a £17m two-year deal to carry out housing improvement in Gwynedd, north-west Wales.

Lovell delivered the first half of the housing associationÕs four-year, large-scale improvement scheme to bring its homes up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard. The contractor will begin work in April on a £6m refurbishment of 73 prefabricated reinforced concrete Airey houses for Cartrefi Cymunedol. This involves building external walls and reroofing, installing new kitchens and bathrooms, windows, doors, central heating, decoration and external works.

Lovell will also start in May on £11m improvements to 1,400 houses that includes kitchen and bathroom replacements, electrical upgrades, plumbing and heating improvements.

The new contract will complete in October 2014. Lovell has been working with CCG since April 2011 and has carried out £18.5m of work, including internal refurbishments, loft insulation works, external refurbishment and the installation of new heating systems.

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