Regeneration project finished in style
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We celebrated the completion of our £4million regeneration project in central Teignmouth on Tuesday 11 December. The project that started in November 2010 has completely transformed the external design of five prominent blocks of flats; Douglas House, St James House, Pellew House and two blocks on Parsons Street. Each block was lit up on the night to highlight the new and improved Teignmouth skyline. The work has not only made the buildings more energy efficient for residents, but will also have a positive impact for local businesses and tourism.

Mike Hanrahan, Chief Executive said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved with this project. It is a great example of how important it is to invest money into existing buildings, bringing them into the 21st Century in both design and function. We are thankful to our contractors, Gibbs & Lugg, for all their hard work and to the residents who live in the flats. Residents have had to put up with a lot of disruption over the last couple of years, but we hope that they are now seeing the benefits of the buildings’ improved energy efficiency.”

Ms Christine Giles of Parsons Street said: “My heating bill has been reduced by over 50% since the work was completed on Parsons Street. I was paying £20 per month by Direct Debit for my gas bill, but as I was in so much credit my provider reduced my monthly Direct Debit to £7 per month, however, my latest gas bill was only £9.45 for the whole of the last quarter. I believe this is due to a combination of having a new, more efficient boiler and the new energy efficient cladding that has been added to the building. Although it has been very cold in the mornings this week, I have not had to put the heating on yet as my flat is warm enough without it.”

For more pictures, please go to our Teignmouth regeneration page.