A major housing project to refurbish 1,245 council homes and build 388 new ones in some of Leeds’s inner city communities has officially started.
Work on the Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck PFI project, worth £198m, has started this week, with 40 properties in the Little London and Holbeck areas being totally revmaped in the first wave of work.
In Little London, homes on Carlton Carr, Carlton Gardens and some on Carlton Rise will get new windows, doors and wall insulation, followed by new kitchens and bathrooms.
In Holbeck, work will start fitting external wall insulation to the Meynell Heights multi storey block, with internal works beginning next year.
Capital investment of over £120million over the next three and a half years will also provide training and employment schemes for locals.
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Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for neighbourhoods, said: “This project will play a significant role in rejuvenating local communities across the Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck areas of the city and it is great to see work starting on this project.
“Already Keepmoat property services, one of the main contractors, have moved their head office into the centre of the Holbeck regeneration area to be closer to the community. I look forward to seeing all the work over the first few years, and no doubt residents will be looking forward to seeing the improvements to their communities.”