£5.9million project to modernise hundreds of Thornaby homes

A £5.9million investment project will modernise hundreds of homes in Thornaby.

group of colleagues on the investment site in Thornaby

27 Mar 2023

Thirteen is working in partnership with Esh Construction, to deliver the plans.

The first phase of the project, which started on site this month will see around 150 residents living on the Holmes V estate in the town, benefit from £1.4million of home improvements, including new kitchens, electrical rewires and boilers.

The first phase of the project is due to be completed in the summer, with a second phase worth £4.5million to be carried out across the surrounding estate expected to continue over the next year, bringing improvements to a further 250 homes.

Thirteen’s partnership project manager Claire Atkinson (pictured centre) said: “This is an exciting project, which will modernise these homes and make a big difference to our customers living on the estate.

“We began speaking to the customers a couple of months ago, in advance of the first phase of the project starting so they could find out what to expect. We also held an event in the local community centre, inviting them to come along and talk to the team and choose their kitchen, giving them the chance to personalise their home, and really make it their own.

“These improvements are important and bring many benefits, not only to modernise the homes, but to ensure they are energy efficient.”

Simon Scott (pictured left), construction manager at Esh Construction, said: “We pride ourselves on maintaining successful working relationships with our clients and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Thirteen on another refurbishment scheme. While this project will deliver much-needed improvements to more than 400 homes, it will also provide another opportunity for Esh to deliver a lasting legacy within the local community through a wealth of tailored social value initiatives.”

The work is part of Thirteen’s plans to invest over £300million across almost 25,000 homes within 15 local authority areas in the next five years.