Upgrade works to Flint Tower blocks pave the way for new town centre development
The high rise tower blocks in Flint are to receive a major upgrade as part of
the County Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate the town.
The large scale works on the 270 high rise flats will be delivered by
contractor SERS Energy Solutions Ltd, who have been awarded the contract by
Flintshire County Council. This scheme forms part of an overall £100 million
upgrade to the Council’s housing stock across the County.
SERS Energy Solutions Ltd will deliver concrete repairs, external wall
insulation and roof insulation to increase the longevity and improve the energy
efficiency of the buildings. The programme will also include the replacement of
thousands of original windows, presenting a logistical challenge to coordinate
trades in the most exposed of locations.
The three towers were built in the 1960s and 1970s alongside the maisonettes,
which are in the process of being demolished to make way for the first of 500
new homes to be built by the Council across the county.
The Council has recently won an award and national recognition for its
innovative methods of meeting housing needs through the launch of its
affordable housing company, North East Wales (NEW) Homes. It continues to push
to bring existing housing up to standard and, where needed, introduce new
The tower blocks are hugely popular assets and this work will ensure that
tenants enjoy homes that are warm, comfortable and affordable.
SERs Energy Solutions Ltd, from South Wales, will be supported by Knauf and IKO
Plc who will supply materials for the contract. Whilst this contract is
expected to generate 20 to 30 jobs, further benefits will come from the fact
that Knauf will be supplying materials from its nearby Deeside factory.
Cllr Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said:
”This contract provides the first step for the new development of Flint town
centre and demonstrates the Council’s vision for putting vibrancy back into
communities. The Council expects works to start on Richard Heights this Spring.
Tenants will be invited to participate throughout the scheme, including in the
final design of the blocks.”
SERS are experts in the design, supply and installation of energy saving
solutions. They work in collaboration with their client to help make an
informed choice on the best way to improve the energy performance of a
Any residents or tenants interested in reducing the cost of energy in their
home are invited to contact the Council’s partners, the North Wales Energy
Advice Centre, free on 0800 954 0658.
Pictured outside Richard Heights in Flint are representatives from Flintshire
County Council - including Cllr David Cox, Cllr Alex Aldridge, Cllr Bernie
Attridge, Cllr Helen Brown, and Clare Budden, Chief Officer, Community and
Enterprise; with representatives from SERS Energy Solutions Ltd.