Machin Road, Birmingham
ENGIE completed improvements to a low-rise residential block in Erdington on behalf of Birmingham City Council.
The c£600k project is part of a £160m eight year contract to improve the standards of around 9,000 council homes through the provision of responsive repairs and maintenance, gas works, voids, aids and adaptations, in the North of Birmingham.
The refurbishment of block 34, Machin Road in Erdington demonstrated partnership working at its best, as ENGIE utilitised the local supply chain in order to complete the project in only four months. Work began in August 2018 and completed in December 2018. To overcome the challenge of working in fully-occupied homes, ENGIE joined forces with Birmingham-based subcontractors Matt Howells Ltd, Gaffney and Guinan, HJS and PRG Roofing - each specialists in individual aspects of the refurbishment. To date, ENGIE has spent over £23m with local suppliers and SME’s, benefiting the city and surrounding area retrospectively. ENGIE also provided a dedicated site manager, engineers, operatives and a tenant liaison officer who were based on site, to ensure that the project ran smoothly and on schedule.
Partners: Birmingham City Council
Contract: Start date - August 2018
Completion date - December 2018
- New external wall insulation and replacement roof
- Modern new windows and balconies
- Upgraded kitchens and bathrooms
- New and secure front and rear entrance doors to the building
- Redecoration of communal areas
- Electrical and drainage works
- New heating and ventilation systems
The energy efficient insulation and heating systems will provide council tenants with significant carbon savings. Improved ventilation has created a healthy living environment and wll positively impact the wellbeing of tenants. An additional room and a larger flat has been created, to the delight of one household. The tenants of Machin Road are overjoyed with their newly renovated homes.