£200,000 work to improve Chorley housing stock

Progress: Flat work
Progress: Flat work
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Face lighting works costing £200,000 have started on a set of Chorley flats.

The flats in Northgate Drive and Larch Avenue, owned by Chorley Community Housing (CCH) are to benefit from a number of improvements including the installation of energy saving external cladding, new doors to improve the look of the blocks from the outside.

The communal areas inside each block are to be benefit from improved lighting, replacement floor covering and re-decoration.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of March.

Lindsay Greenhalgh, neighbourhood development officer from CCH, said: ‘‘We have discussed the works with all the residents living in the blocks so that they could have input into the colour choices.

“It’s fantastic to see the work start as it will not only improve the appearance of the blocks but will also make residents homes more energy efficient.”

Richard Houghton, CCH director of operations, said he was committed to quality housing.

He said: “We have completed a number of projects throughout Chorley including  off road parking, new fencing and creating new garden space. It is brilliant to see the impact the enhancements make to the appearance of the estates but also to residents lives.”