ENGIE and Gentoo partnership progresses with award of £16m improvement works

    Regeneration and energy
    specialist, ENGIE, has been appointed to deliver a variety of regeneration programmes
    by Sunderland-based housing association, Gentoo Group.

    As part of the Group’s wider £317m investment programme across its 29,000 home
    portfolio, the scope of the varied £16m work will include a variety of
    modernisation and safety improvement work across a number of Gentoo buildings,
    as well as the installation of new gas- condensing, energy-efficient
    combination boilers and associated works to 1,000 properties in Washington as
    part of a district heating upgrade.

    Lee Francis, Area Director at ENGIE, said: “Resident welfare is at the core of
    all these projects and it is important that all households feel safe and secure
    in their homes.

    “We have a skilled team and vast experience in regeneration, which is further
    enhanced by our fantastic partnership with Gentoo. We have demonstrated our
    extensive abilities, with a number of projects already being delivered by us on
    Gentoo’s behalf. We’re currently re-roofing properties and repairing gable
    walls across thousands of properties in Houghton le Spring and Sunderland,
    whilst also installing Ground Source Heat Pumps, an innovative source of
    renewable energy, to seven tower blocks in Sunderland.”

    Conan McKinley, Director of Asset Strategy at Gentoo, said: “We’re really
    pleased to continue our partnership with ENGIE and look forward to seeing the
    successful delivery of some really key projects over the coming months.”

    All three of the newly awarded projects will be managed separately, but all
    work will be completed with residents in occupation and ENGIE will work openly
    and closely with Gentoo customers throughout the duration of the projects to
    ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

    Several consultation meetings and coffee mornings will be scheduled for those
    who are affected by these programmes of works; while dedicated Resident Liaison
    Officers will also be on hand at all times.

    For further information on ENGIE, visit www.engie.co.uk/places