New kitchens for Lurgan homes
Published: Fri, 5 Mar 2010
Over 50 Housing Executive homes in rural areas of Lurgan are receiving a kitchen makeover.
Bann Ltd the Housing Executive’s AEC contractor for South Area has started work on a £228,000 contract to upgrade kitchens over a period of 13 weeks.
Commenting on the Housing Executive’s commitment to providing modern, comfortable homes, local Housing Manager Colin Ross said, “We are delighted this scheme has been given the go-ahead as part of the extra £6 million funding for social housing announced by the Minister for Social Development, Margaret Ritchie last December. The Housing Executive is committed to providing modern, comfortable homes for its tenants and to continue to support rural communities in the Craigavon District.
Bann Ltd is successfully delivering similar work programmes in a number of our Districts across Northern Ireland. I am confident they will complete the work to the high standards set and will aim to keep disruption to a minimum. We will continue to work closely with the contractor; tenants and their representatives to ensure any issues are identified and resolved in a timely manner.”
Individual tenant consultation has been undertaken to discuss the work and to offer a choice of units, worktops, handles and flooring. Electrical and plumbing installation will be upgraded to current legislation as part of the works. The properties which were constructed between 1952 and 1986 are located in Dollingstown, Donacloney, Aghagallon and Lurgan.
At the completion of the work each tenant will be asked to complete a Satisfaction Questionnaire to provide feedback in relation to the works and to help Bann Ltd meet their targets for high standards in service and product.