Hayes house gets renovation renaissance thanks to perfect partnership working

Thursday 17 November 2022: A brilliant piece of partnership working has helped Hillingdon Council turn a vacant house in Hayes into vital supported living for homeless people.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco and Cllr Eddie Lavery outside the newly-renovated property
The previously empty property on the corner of Beechwood Avenue has been given a full, high-quality refurbishment and been converted to provide six-bedrooms, a shared kitchen and communal living space.

The newly-repurposed building will be leased to Trinity Homeless Projects, a charity which provides day services and supported housing in Hillingdon and neighbouring Slough, to help address homelessness in the borough. 

The £300,000 transformation, which began in May this year, was completed in late September and included brand new plumbing, electrics and an energy-efficient air circulation system.

A large proportion of the costs for the renovation were covered by grant-funding from government, with the remainder coming from the council.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, said: "This is a great example of partnership working between the council, government and the third sector.

"It's also a demonstration of how we're working for residents in a cost-effective way to try and make their lives better and in this case, helping ensure there are fewer people being left to sleep rough on the streets of our borough."

The full refurbishment featured new windows and flooring, new wiring, new boilers, Gerda fire doors for all the rooms and two sets of white goods in the kitchen. Vents in communal areas like the kitchen extract the air, expelling cooking odours outside while blowing warm, filtered clean air back in the rooms.

The house is adjacent to Lake Farm Country Park and is also on the local bus routes to Hayes Town Centre.

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