Work has started on the regeneration and decarbonisation of 132 homes in Runcorn.


The scheme will include external wall and loft insulation, replacement windows and doors, mechanical ventilation and ongoing energy monitoring designed to help upgrade the properties and reduce costs amid soaring energy price rises.

A total of £5.9m of investment will be made in the area on regeneration works including roofing and external materials in addition to the energy efficiency measures.

The work will be carried out by Equans which has been working with Onward Homes in Murdishaw since last year, undertaking property and structural surveys, gathering retrofit data and carrying out energy assessments.

It is being carried out after collaboration with Onward, who Equans supported with their application for Social Housing Decarbonisation Funding (SHDF).

Neil Warburton, refurbishment director at Equans, said: “We’re delighted to have started work on these crucial decarbonisation and regeneration works across over 132 properties.

"Equans has worked collaboratively with Onward from the very beginning, supporting with their application for SHDF allocation and pre-construction activity so we were well prepared for these works to commence.

“We are using our latest retrofit expertise to help make the homes more sustainable. We’re all excited to see the finished improvements.”

James Hill, property strategy director for Onward Homes, said: “Onward has been working with residents, local partners and Equans to regenerate Murdishaw and this programme of work to enhance the energy efficiency of 132 homes is another important milestone in helping create an improved environment for local people.

“We will continue to work collaboratively with our customers, elected members and partners throughout this process, and look forward to delivering this programme of works to provide warmer, more comfortable homes for those living in these properties.”