Sheffield homes to undergo £5.4m makeover

Up to 3,500 homes in Sheffield are to receive an external makeover following the appointment of Wates Living Space Maintenance by Sheffield City Council.

Wates Living Space Maintenance will now commence delivery of the £5.4 million refurbishment programme, which will see approximately 5,000 new doors and 2,000 new windows fitted to homes across the city.

The project will also see Wates Living Space Maintenance offer employment and training opportunities for local people and employ a locally based supply chain of suppliers and subcontractors, including social enterprises.

In addition, Wates has a dedicated community engagement team on site that will be working closely with residents.

These collaborative efforts form part of Wates’ commitment to create a legacy of social and economic benefits through its presence in the area.

Sheffield City Council is currently responsible for approximately 40,300 council homes across the city.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’re investing in our council homes to make sure they are safe, secure and warm. We’re also making them more energy efficient to save people money as well as being better for the environment.

This work will be a boost for our homes and for the local area, as it will create local jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. I look forward to seeing the results which are part of our £300 million investment plans into council homes.”