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20th Jun, 2021

Bromsgrove District Housing Trust announces £1million revamp for its Burcot estate

Tristan Harris 19th May, 2021 Updated: 19th May, 2021

BROMSGROVE District Housing Trust has unveiled plans for the £1million improvement to the Burcot estate.

Windows, entrance doors, canopies and render will be replaced while communal areas will be revamped, fire alarm systems will be upgraded and there will be new lighting and bin stores.

Other work includes extensive landscaping and more outdoor seating and bike racks.

Burcot estate was previously identified as a key site to be regenerated as part of BDHT’s ongoing commitment towards improving and enhancing local communities for residents across Bromsgrove.

Mark Robertson, chief executive at BDHT, said: “This regeneration plan has been under scrutiny lately but the £1million investment into Burcot estate is demonstrative of our ongoing commitment towards continually reviewing and enhancing homes and our services for residents and the wider Bromsgrove community.

“We have had some delays at this site, due to Covid-19 restrictions, which has been out of our hands, but we are committed to delivering these much-needed improvements to the Burcot estate and want to improve the neighbourhood, which benefits residents and the local community.”

He added some of the problems residents experienced was due to the acute shortage of affordable rented housing of all types across Bromsgrove in particular larger family homes.

“This is continuing to put a huge strain on services and adversely impacting the quality of life of so many people.

“We are committed towards working in conjunction with the Council and councillors to tackle this crisis on a local level.”

The work on the Burcot estate is set to start at the end of June and be completed by next March.

The provider said it was committed to engaging with residents throughout the redevelopment and will be hosting a consultation event later in May.

Residents can help make key decisions such as the contractor used, along with colours and finishes to indoor and outdoor communal areas and landscaping and lighting.

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