BCT’s Investment Programme is made up of number of different projects to refurbish and improve the Byker estate, including:
- Byker Wall External Works
- Chirton House Conversions
- Concierge Upgrade/Digital Aerial System
- District Heating Infrastructure Improvements
- Avondale House
- Painting Programme
Byker Community Trust is also planning a number of other projects to continue to deliver the stock transfer promises and make improvements across the estate. These will include:
Hobby Rooms Upgrade
There are 84 hobby rooms across the estate and we carried out a feasibility study to identify how we can make the best use of those buildings to meet the needs of the local community. The first phase of the upgrade programme will aim to convert ten hobby rooms into new residential units and where possible create disabled access dwellings.
Modern Homes Programme
There are a small amount of properties that have not been modernised internally, and there will be another opportunity to have the improvement works carried out which includes new kitchens, bathrooms, rewiring and other repairs.
District Heating Internal Improvements
During early 2017 we will start a programme of internal improvements to the heating and hot water systems inside your home.
This project will bring all of the heating systems up to the same standard of repair and install programmers which will give residents much greater control of their heating and help to conserve energy.
As there are almost 2000 properties to be improved this work is likely to take two years to complete.
A major programme of environmental improvement works are proposed across the whole estate.
During the next twelve months we will appoint a team of landscape architects to review options to redesign the estate layout and start the consultation process with residents to understand your views.