Five Years in And Going Strong
In 2013 Ian Williams was appointed by Wiltshire Council to carry out improvements to 5,500 homes across the county. Five years in and the partnership which encompasses planned maintenance, modernisation and renewals is going strong. We recently caught up with the team in Salisbury who are responsible for delivering the improvement programme.
To date Wiltshire Council has invested £28m into improving its housing stock since the partnership commenced in 2013, delivering new kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, roofing, external wall insulation, disabled adaptation, external planned preventative maintenance programmes and other associated component renewals and improvements.
Craig Hansell, General Manager said: “Thousands of residents have already benefited from the practical and aesthetic improvements we’ve been making. The feedback we’ve had from both the client and residents has been great and we look forward to building on the excellent work over coming years.”
Richard Hamer, Contracts Manager at Wiltshire Council said: “Wiltshire Council has a clear commitment to investment in its housing stock. We’ve really enjoyed the working partnership with the Ian Williams team, but most importantly, our tenants and leaseholders are seeing the tangible benefits of their improved homes. This project has really proven that a collaborative approach to housing stock improvements pays dividends.”