In the summer of 2017, we set out long term proposals for improving the quality and mix of homes in College Bank and Lower Falinge. These proposals included four blocks at College Bank which would be demolished as part of the redevelopment (Mitchell Hey, Dunkirk Rise, Tentercroft and Town Mill Brow) and three blocks at College Bank for which we said we would explore the options for refurbishment and modernisation (Underwood, Holland Rise, and Mardyke).
We have been working hard since then to take our proposals in the town centre forward, including some survey work on individual blocks that was carried out in summer 2020. We now need to undertake further detailed survey work to get more information to inform the refurbishment and modernisation of homes at College Bank.
This technical survey work will take place in the Underwood and Mitchell Hey blocks over the course of this week. In Underwood, we expect internal work to be completed by Tuesday 1st December and external work by Friday 4th December. In Mitchell Hey, work will take place on Wednesday 2nd December only.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the surveys which need to be carried out in the empty homes and communal areas, there is likely to be some low level noise and disruption at times throughout the day. We will keep any noise to a minimum and will not be working in any occupied homes, and we have written to residents in Underwood and Mitchell Hey already to let them know.
Please be assured that all work will be carried out by our contractors in line with social distancing guidelines, to ensure the safety of residents, the RBH team and our contractors.