Regeneration and energy
specialist, ENGIE, has been appointed to deliver a variety of regeneration programmes
by Sunderland-based housing association, Gentoo Group.
As part of the Group’s wider £317m investment programme across its 29,000 home
portfolio, the scope of the varied £16m work will include a variety of
modernisation and safety improvement work across a number of Gentoo buildings,
as well as the installation of new gas- condensing, energy-efficient
combination boilers and associated works to 1,000 properties in Washington as
part of a district heating upgrade.
Lee Francis, Area Director at ENGIE, said: “Resident welfare is at the core of
all these projects and it is important that all households feel safe and secure
in their homes.
“We have a skilled team and vast experience in regeneration, which is further
enhanced by our fantastic partnership with Gentoo. We have demonstrated our
extensive abilities, with a number of projects already being delivered by us on
Gentoo’s behalf. We’re currently re-roofing properties and repairing gable
walls across thousands of properties in Houghton le Spring and Sunderland,
whilst also installing Ground Source Heat Pumps, an innovative source of
renewable energy, to seven tower blocks in Sunderland.”
Conan McKinley, Director of Asset Strategy at Gentoo, said: “We’re really
pleased to continue our partnership with ENGIE and look forward to seeing the
successful delivery of some really key projects over the coming months.”
All three of the newly awarded projects will be managed separately, but all
work will be completed with residents in occupation and ENGIE will work openly
and closely with Gentoo customers throughout the duration of the projects to
ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
Several consultation meetings and coffee mornings will be scheduled for those
who are affected by these programmes of works; while dedicated Resident Liaison
Officers will also be on hand at all times.
For further information on ENGIE, visit www.engie.co.uk/places