Merlin Housing Society announces programme for the redevelopment of 54 properties in the Thornbury area
By MerlinHousing | Thursday, August 22, 2013, 09:53
Merlin Housing Society has published its draft programme for the multi-million pound redevelopment of 450 of its non-traditional homes.
After last month announcing that ten properties in Coalpit Heath would be the first site to be redeveloped, the society has now published the draft programme. All of the homes were built in the 1940s and 50s but are now suffering from a number of issues including damp and draughts and are expensive to heat.
Merlin has identified 54 of its properties in Thornbury, Alveston and Tytherington for redevelopment. These properties are due to be redeveloped in the seventh phase of the project.
The entire project will see Merlin redevelop 450 non-traditional properties at locations across South Gloucestershire, making it one of the biggest programmes of its kind in recent years.
Project Manager Sally Gilbert said: "This is a really exciting project that will see us replacing 450 old, damp, draughty properties with 650 modern, energy efficient homes over the next few years.
"We're already pressing ahead with the design work on the first site and will be applying for planning permission for this in the autumn, so we can start work on site next year."
As well as redeveloping 450 properties, Merlin is also carrying out external improvements to another 1,000 of its non-traditional homes. All of the work forms part of a promise made to residents when it took over South Gloucestershire Council's housing stock in 2007.