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Poole flats to benefit from £7m improvements

By mbarber  |  Posted: December 17, 2012

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THE Borough of Poole's cabinet has recommended that Full Council approve over £7m of improvement works at Sterte Court.

The much needed works to the blocks of flats will be carried out through the council's management agent, Poole Housing Partnership.

The blocks will have new over-cladding of the outside walls to provide much improved weather proofing and energy insulation, along with new roof, windows, heating, ventilation, balconies and ground floor lobbies. The improvements will give residents a much improved home environment.

Councillor Peter Adams, cabinet portfolio holder said: "The completed blocks will be much nicer for the residents and they will be safer, warmer, and cheaper to heat. We thank the residents for their patience and subject to Full Council approval we are now looking forward to starting work on site."

Residents have been involved in a consultation exercise to agree the outline plans for the building, and are also keen to see a start to works on site.

Bill Durrant, local community representative for Sterte, said: "We have been involved in  consultation meetings over the past year and we have  considered various options. We are now really keen to see this project start on site. The works will enhance our living environments, reduce our energy costs, and they will hugely improve the appearance of these blocks, to the benefit of the whole town."

The final decision will be made by Full Council on Tuesday 18th December. To read the full report visit http://ha2.boroughofpoole.com/akspoole/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=98&cmte=COU&grpid=public&arc=71

Subject to Full Council approval, the contractor is likely to start on site in April 2013.

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