Daventry housing association marks end of £23 million improvement works

DDH board member Jennie Hayes, Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Wendy Randall and Andy Barclay from Lovell Partnerships plant a tree in the Henry Smith House gardens.
DDH board member Jennie Hayes, Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Wendy Randall and Andy Barclay from Lovell Partnerships plant a tree in the Henry Smith House gardens.

The end of a four-year home improvement partnership between Daventry & District Housing (DDH) and Lovell was celebrated at a special VIP event.

Hosted at Henry Smith House - one of DDH’s sheltered schemes in Daventry - the event was attended by the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Wendy Randall.

The culmination of four years of hard work, the Transforming Homes Programme has seen DDH invest over £23 million on improving 1,675 properties. This has included 1,170 electrical upgrades, 956 kitchen replacements, 690 bathroom replacements and the installation of 350 new heating systems, all of which have been delivered while maintaining excellent customer service to DDH residents.

Michael Killeen, DDH assets contract & project manager, said: “Thanks to a superb working relationship with Lovell, we have been able to deliver significant improvements to the homes of thousands of tenants, leaving a lasting legacy at properties right across the Daventry district.

“The work carried out by Lovell has been exemplary. They have repeatedly gone the extra mile and made a hugely positive impression upon our tenants, particularly the older residents living in our sheltered schemes. This event provides an opportunity to celebrate how Lovell has helped us transform homes and maintain an excellent relationship with our customers.”

Lovell has also supported a number of community projects, including renovations of a scout hut, improvement work at Daventry County Park and sponsorship of the DDH Star Awards event which recognises the contribution of local volunteers and projects.

Carl Yale, partnering manager at Lovell, said: “We have developed a great partnership with DDH over the last five years. We are proud to have delivered an excellent service to DDH and their residents, with top quality installations and a high level of customer service.

“Beyond Transforming Homes, we hope we have also transformed lives with community initiatives, awards and employment opportunities in the local community.”

For more information on Daventry & District Housing visit http://ddh.futureshg.co.uk/