Click on the links below to see a number of good news stories.

  • Ewart and Shaftoe Court external wall insulation project

    Background

    Ewart and Shaftoe Court are located in Fawdon, Newcastle upon Tyne. Each block contains 36 units with a mix of one and two bedroom flats. The blocks have experienced water penetration during periods of heavy rain despite efforts by YHN to try and resolve the problem. A waterproof sealant was applied to the brickwork during the Modern Homes Programme which was unsuccessful.

    A report by a chartered building surveyor was commissioned during 2013 to identify the cause and a solution. This report recommended external wall insulation to solve the problem. In addition the insulation would also improve the energy efficiency of the flats and help to tackle fuel poverty as well as improving the appearance of the blocks.

    Dawn Grant who lives in Ewart Court said "The blocks look lovely, my home is really warm now, it's like living in the Bahamas!"

    Before and After

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  • Moor House Sheltered Housing remodelling

    Background

    Moor House, a sheltered housing scheme in the Arthurs Hill area of Newcastle, previously consisted of 30 bedsits. But after undergoing a major remodelling project it has now been converted into 16 one and two bedroom apartments with modern communal areas to offer its residents somewhere to come together.

    Working with Keepmoat, one of the core aims of the re-modelling work was to ensure residents have more space and a sense of community within the scheme by enhancing the shared areas, including a communal garden. The scheme also features a reminiscence library, treatment room and IT suite which are for use by residents.

    This is the first sheltered scheme to be completed, with work at Hadrian House in Throckley now underway and Shield Court in Shieldfield soon to follow. We aim to have completed the remodelling programme by 2020.

    Before and After

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  • Improvements to access for vehicles on Englefield Close, Kingston Park

    Background

    The scheme has been carried out as part of the first round of You've got the Power - building communities through positive change project. Residents of Englefield Close put forward a suggestion to improve access and parking for vehicles coming in and out of the close as cars were damaging the grassed areas by parking on them and spoiling the appearance of the estate.

    You've got the Power is a way of involving customers in making decisions about the neighbourhoods they live in, by putting forward suggestions for enviornmental improvements in and around their estates which are then voted on by customers.

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  • I want more information on these schemes

    If you have any further questions about the project, please contact Mark Pearson, Regeneration Project Coordinator, Assets and Regeneration Team on 0191 278 8702.