Bristol council flats to undergo major energy efficiency upgrade
More than 1,700 high and low rise council flats across Bristol will undergo extensive energy efficiency upgrades as part of the city’s ‘Warmer Homes’ initiative, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
The scheme is the second part of a three-stage programme spread out over nine years.
It has set a target of improving 65 tower blocks in Bristol at an estimated cost of £69 million. Funding comes from a mixture of sources, including the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
Steven Barrett, Bristol City Council’s Service Director for Housing Delivery, said: “The majority of council housing stock in Bristol was built between 1950 and 1970 so some flats are now in need of improvement.
“The Warmer Homes programme will benefit tenants in a number of ways and a key benefit will be reducing heat loss from homes. This will decrease the risk of fuel poverty for tenants and help with the associated health problems of living in a colder home.”
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