End in sight for upgrade work on Flint tower block
The scaffolding has started to come down from Richard Heights – one of the high rise tower blocks in Flint – heralding the start of the end of the major upgrade works which is part of Flintshire County Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate the town.
The large scale works on the 270 high rise flats has been delivered by contractor SERS Energy Solutions Ltd (SERS).
The scheme is part of Flintshire County Council’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS), an overall £100 million upgrade to the Council’s housing stock across the county. Properties are in the process of receiving external wall insulation including new windows and doors to improve security, cut heat-loss and reduce carbon emissions.
The works also include roof replacements, upgrades to the heating system and a TV upgrade from old coax cable to state-of-the-art fibre optic cable.
The project has also included the installation of a sprinkler system in collaboration with the Fire Service and the refurbishment of pipework that was no longer fit for purpose after the demolition of the maisonettes, which were connected to the old system in the two tower blocks. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com