Gentoo to spend £37m improving 10,000 homes – how to find out if your house is on the list

Sunderland based housing association Gentoo Group has announced its multi-million-pound Property Investment Plan for 2021/22.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 3:00 pm

As part of the plan, more than 10,000 properties are set to benefit from home improvements, with major schemes including roof replacements and internal modifications.

Work is set to start on the schemes next month and the plans will see Gentoo replace windows in over 2,600 properties across Sunderland as part of Gentoo’s commitment to replace all single glazed windows by December 2023.

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Gentoo have announced plans to carry out improvements to more than 10,000 homes across Sunderland.

The work set to take place across the city includes the following projects:

- Window replacements in Springwell

- Roof replacements in the Columbia area of Washington

- External decoration works in Easington Lane

- Porch renewals in Town End Farm.

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo Group, said all work will be carried out in a covid-secure way.

He said: “The current climate is still challenging, and I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to continuing to follow COVID-19 Safe Systems of Work at all times to help keep our tenants, contractors and colleagues safe.”

Around one third of all Gentoo properties are set to see some improvement work at a cost of £37.4million.

Mr Wilson said: “At Gentoo we believe everyone deserves to live in a good quality, secure home and I’m delighted to announce our major investment plan for this year. This demonstrates our significant ongoing commitment to enhancing our existing properties.”

To see which areas will qualify for the different schemes click here.

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