Published: Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Warmer, safer and modern homes for 45 families thanks to £1.5m of investment.

As part of a borough-wide effort to rejuvenate and invest in the Royal Borough's housing stock, 381-403 Well Hall Road in Eltham has received a sweeping programme of building enhancements.

Improvements made

State-of-the-art innovations include a new flat roof with thermal insulation and high-tech solar panels. Thermally efficient PVCU white double glazed windows have also been installed along with cladding for the entire building exterior to ensure that the maximum amount of external wall insulation is provided. These improvements are expected to realise significant savings for residents in fuel costs thereby contributing to the Royal Borough's commitment to eliminating fuel poverty.

A range of improvements have also been made to the building's interior with new flooring, communal decorations, and high-efficiency LED lighting throughout the building.

Security arrangements to the Well Hall Road flats have been increased with an enhanced door entry system, upgraded CCTV coverage and additional safety features to the balustrades and balconies.

'Safe, well maintained and modern facilities'

Cabinet Member for Housing and Anti-poverty, Councillor Averil Lekau, said: "The improvements at Well Hall Road deliver on so many fronts - we're adopting the latest technologies to create energy-efficient homes and ensure that tenants and leaseholders are provided with safe, well maintained and modern facilities which could rival the very best of private sector developments. These improvements also deliver on our anti-poverty agenda through the provision of high quality, housing stock for our residents.

"The unveiling at Well Hall Road is just the start of an all-out-effort to refurbish and rejuvenate the borough's homes. We are conducting a full survey of the entire housing stock in the Royal Borough as part of a broader strategic regeneration designed to breathe new life into our communities."