Work commenced on the £9.7m refurbishment project of the Grade II* listed iconic Byker Wall and link blocks in April 2014. This has now seen a full external fabric overhaul of 400 flats and maisonettes benefiting from the significant improvements (including having new windows and doors fitted).
The improvement works also included the installation of a new roof, a new digital aerial system and upgrading of the door entry and CCTV systems. Improvements have also been made to the communal stairwells, entrances, deck access walkways and a complete repaint in line with the original Ralph Erskine colour scheme.
This project provided opportunities for employment and training including apprenticeships and jobs for people living in Byker, thus also helping to improve economic and social conditions within the estate.
The £9.7m refurbishment project to the full Byker Wall has now been successfully completed. Read more