Lancaster West Estate secures over £19m green refurb funding
More than £19 million of additional funding has been secured for the energy-efficient refurbishment of seven blocks on the Lancaster West Estate, from the UK Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.
This fund, from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is being used to support innovative projects across the UK that propose to refurbish homes to a high standard of energy efficiency and bring health, comfort, and wellbeing benefits to residents.
Three separate projects on Lancaster West Estate were submitted to the scheme and all 3 have been awarded. These are:
· £12.9 million for Hurstway Walk, Barandon Walk, and Testerton Walk
· £3.4 million for the refurbishment of Camelford Court and Camelford Walk
· £3.14 million for the refurbishment of Morland House and Talbot Grove House
This follows from £1.6m of funding secured for Treadgold House in late 2020 from the European Union’s MustBe0 fund.
LWNT’s director James Caspell said
“We now have a unique opportunity to put a green recovery at the heart of Grenfell recovery, and ensure that Lancaster West becomes a 21st century model social housing estate.”