Extensive improvement work is due to be carried out to properties on the Plas Madoc Estate.

Extensive improvement work is due to be carried out to properties on the Plas Madoc Estate.

This is part of Wrexham Council’s project to ensure all homes in the County Borough achieve the Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020.

The improvements will include installing External Wall insulation and carrying out roofing improvement work on 400 Lowton Cubitt (steel framed) houses.

This will also give us the opportunity to make improvements to the environment and landscape of the estate. Improvements could potentially include redesigning public spaces, parking areas, new fencing, enlarging gardens and providing new build housing where possible.

The first major step of the project was taken in April, when the Council’s Executive board approved the demolition of 22 three storey properties in the Peris and Gwynant areas of Plas Madoc. The demolition is due to take place in early 2017.

Visit this page from Thursday 19th January to view a preview video of how Plas Madoc could look after improvement work has been completed to the properties and landscape of the estate.

The video has been produced by a partnership between Wrexham Council’s Housing & Economy Department and Glyndwr University. Architectural Design Technology students, Thom Gordon, Darren Pleavin and Ben Turner created the video as well as a large table top wooden model of the estate to help tenants visualize the potential improvement work.

The partnership won the award for ‘Best Practice in Tenant Engagement’ at the Welsh Tenants Awards, held in Llandrindod Wells, last year.

Sponsorship for the project was provided by Wrexham Council’s contractors, Top Notch, Novus Property Solutions and Travis Perkins.

For more information on the housing improvement work being carried out to achieve the Welsh Housing Quality Standard, visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/whqs