Sutton tower block Chaucer House to get complete makeover

Sutton Guardian: How Chaucer House could look How Chaucer House could look

A well-known Sutton eyesore is set to get a facelift on both the inside and the outside.

As well as giveing the exterior of Chaucer House in Chaucer Road new cladding, residents will be receiving new kitchens, bathrooms, rewiring, communal heating and a sprinkler system.

Sutton Guardian:

How Chaucer House looks now

Andrew Chalk, head of asset management at Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP), which runs the block on behalf of Sutton Council, said: "Health and safety within tower blocks is a priority for SHP and in the planning of this project we have worked closely with the London Fire Brigade to address any issues."

The work on the nine storey block will be carried out by housing and regeneration company Keepmoat.

An empty property has been converted into a show flat, where neighbours can check out the new designs and liaise with management of the renovation.

Keepmoat’s Stuart Moore said: "The pilot flat has been great because it has allowed residents to give us their feedback on the work and for us to make adjustments accordingly, for example, changing the location of meters to make it easier to fit in furniture. 

“It will provide somewhere clean and calm for residents to go while work to their properties is carried out and we will also be providing a washing machine which we hope will come in useful for especially those with small children.”


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11:20am Mon 13 Jan 14

theavengers says...

Build new affordable housing in Sutton centre for low income WORKING families instead of wasting it on doing up existing buildings which are fine. We need more housing, not to make it cushy for those already getting it on the cheap.
Build new affordable housing in Sutton centre for low income WORKING families instead of wasting it on doing up existing buildings which are fine. We need more housing, not to make it cushy for those already getting it on the cheap. theavengers
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1:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

LiberalsOut says...

Did they not just spend a fortune putting in new windows over the last year?
As long as I dont have to pay for it they can do whatever they like
Oh I forgot I am a working tax payer
Did they not just spend a fortune putting in new windows over the last year? As long as I dont have to pay for it they can do whatever they like Oh I forgot I am a working tax payer LiberalsOut
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2:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

When I used to live in privately rented accommodation every time we got the landlord to make an improvement or repair a delapidation the rent went up to pay for it. Is that the case with Chaucer House?
When I used to live in privately rented accommodation every time we got the landlord to make an improvement or repair a delapidation the rent went up to pay for it. Is that the case with Chaucer House? Michael Pantlin
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8:58pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ResidentTony says...

Not only must this be very pleasing for the tenants, but everyone in Sutton gains a bit too as the skyline of the town improves.

PS Michael Pantlin will be delighted that better off council tenants will be paying more for their accommodation http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-politics-25
617844
Not only must this be very pleasing for the tenants, but everyone in Sutton gains a bit too as the skyline of the town improves. PS Michael Pantlin will be delighted that better off council tenants will be paying more for their accommodation http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-politics-25 617844 ResidentTony
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10:17pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Central-Sutton-resident says...

Michael Pantlin wrote:
When I used to live in privately rented accommodation every time we got the landlord to make an improvement or repair a delapidation the rent went up to pay for it. Is that the case with Chaucer House?
Yes - I pay a lot more tax than I did 5 years ago (pre-rated, not absolute)
[quote][p][bold]Michael Pantlin[/bold] wrote: When I used to live in privately rented accommodation every time we got the landlord to make an improvement or repair a delapidation the rent went up to pay for it. Is that the case with Chaucer House?[/p][/quote]Yes - I pay a lot more tax than I did 5 years ago (pre-rated, not absolute) Central-Sutton-resident
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