Council tenants living in Noel Park are set to receive a major boost as 117 properties will undergo major external works to ensure that all homes in the area are at or above the Decent Homes standard.
The council are committed to improving housing standards in the borough and approved a cabinet decision for Engie Regeneration Limited to carry out works that will cost £11.3million.
Bathroom Pod extensions were added to the rear of hundreds of homes in the area back in the 1970s but have now reached the end of their life span and need replacing.
Council residents living on the Noel Park estate will see a major transformation as they benefit from the replacement of the pods including bathroom suites and associated works, construction of kitchen extensions, renewal of kitchens and roof replacement.
Repairs will also take place with window and door replacement, rewiring, boiler replacement and heating installation works, fire protection works, brickwork and concrete repairs and external decoration.
The works will be carried out in two phases with phase one made up of 47 tenanted dwellings in Farrant Avenue, Morley Avenue and 70 purpose-built flats comprising tenants only on Gladstone Avenue.
Phase 2 will include 126 purpose-built dwellings on Gladstone Avenue which are occupied by both tenants and leaseholders that will seek cabinet approval at a later date.
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of Haringey Council, said:
“One of the major priorities for this administration is to improve housing conditions across Haringey and we are going to see a major transformation for tenants living on the Noel Park estate.
“Residents will see significant improvements to the standards of their homes, improvements to the safety in their homes and increasing resident satisfaction. The overall project will contribute to achieving the Borough Plan objectives for housing, as we work together to drive up the quality of housing for everyone.
“We are continuing to engage with leaseholders to find fair solutions to some of the concerns that they have raised and help move this important project forward. The decision to separate the works into two phases avoids any delays to the work for council properties getting underway.
“Once all the work is completed, more than 240 Haringey households will be living in transformed homes – a significant achievement in these challenging times.”