In line with the planned refurbishment programme, the first stage of work have now started with externals on Meynell Heights high rise block.
Councillor Hardy, Leeds City Council lead member for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said: “It is great to see work in progress on the housing regeneration project.
“Getting a bird’s eye view of the project area really shows the great extent of this project and I can’t wait to see the results from this most recent work.”
Jon Hinchliff – sc4L General Manager with Councillor John Hardy
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Scaffolding, mast climbers and access platforms have been erected and a new roof has now been fitted. New boilers have been installed to the lower ground floor flats and footings have been laid before brickwork, insulation and new render is applied to the exterior of the building.
Surveys are ongoing and internal refurbishment works will be starting from mid May 2014 at Meynell Heights with the fitting of new central heating, electrics, kitchens and bathrooms.
Beeston Hill – Site preparation works have also started, with demolition and clearance on Coupland Place/Road and Malvern Road, for the new build sites. These three sites will be cleared completely by the end of December, in preparation for the construction of new homes from the beginning of February 2014, starting on Folly Lane, Coupland Place and Malvern Road. The first of a selection of new 2 and 3 bedroom homes on Folly Lane, will be completed from September 2014.