Major investment work at Chesterton Court takes shape

Major investment work for a group of residents in Stockton-on-Tees has transformed their homes.


22 May 2019

The work at Chesterton Court in Norton, which began at the start of the year is due to be completed next month.

Trade operatives in Thirteen’s internal investment team have fitted new windows, kitchens and bathrooms to the homes. The building has been painted throughout, with improvements made to the communal areas and roofing and some customers have benefited from air source heating. The team has been supported by Rothwell Plumbing Services Ltd, JH Mechanical Services, Interseal UK Limited and Sekura.

Ann Place is just one of the customers to benefit from the work. She has lived at Chesterton Court for almost four years.

She said: “It feels like home now. The difference it has made is unbelievable. I love the kitchen and my bedroom. The living room feels much lighter and it’s so much warmer too. It’s like being in a new home.

“Nothing has been too much trouble. The team have all gone out of their way to help.”

Site agent Andy Towler, who has managed the project said: “We’re about 80% of the way through the scheme now, it’s really starting to take shape. We have completely transformed the homes.

“There are so many different elements to the project, which has meant it’s been one of our most challenging jobs yet. It’s very unique that we’re making so many different improvements at once, so we’ve had to work to a very tight schedule.

“Customers will benefit in so many ways – from the improvements made to the appearance of their homes internally and externally to them being warmer and more cost effective to run.

“We couldn’t have done this without our colleagues in neighbourhoods and the asset management team, who have supported us throughout the work. It’s been a fantastic team effort.”