Procured through EEM Ltd using the framework for the Sustainable Refurnishment of historic buildings (EEM0062), Phase One of the New Bolsover Model Village renovation project is now complete.
Handover took place in November and EEM Member, Bolsover District Council, now has tenants settled in their newly renovated homes.
The £10million project being delivered by Robert Woodhead Ltd began in November 2016. Woodhead Improve and Woodhead Heritage, the company’s specialist arms, are carrying out essential repairs and restoring architectural features including windows and doors at the 194 Grade II listed properties. The properties will also see their original features restored such as new cast iron rain water goods and re-pointing of brickwork and chimneys. In addition all 138 Council-owned properties will receive repairs to their roofs and internal thermal insulation.
As part of the scheme, training and work experience opportunities have been made available to local young people, with up to eight apprenticeships offered, 10 positions for local trades people, a tenant liaison officer and admin officer.
New tenants, Gemma Kennedy and Sam Warwick, moved from one property on the estate to another one, which was completed at the end of October. The couple are delighted with their new home.
“I love the way the house still has its classic look outside but is total modern on the inside,” said Gemma. “It will be much easier to decorate now and the new windows are amazing because they are better to clean compared to the old ones which were draughty and let the dirt in.”
Sam added: “We can’t believe how warm it is. We can have the heating on lower and the house retains the heat much better than our previous home, also you can’t hear any outside noise due to the quality of the insulation.”
Work continues on the New Bolsover Model Village as more and more properties are completed every month.
Watch the video and find out more about the transformation project