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Thamesmead housing block set to go green with eco-friendly makeover
A THAMESMEAD housing block is going green with a whole host of eco-friendly changes planned.
This computer generated image shows how the five-storey building in Yarnton Way, named Parkview Hub, will look once it has been refurbished by Gallions Housing Association.
Prefabricated insulated timber frames will be wrapped around the building reducing heat loss and improving energy efficiency.
Solar panels will power the communal areas and any surplus energy generated will be sold to the national grid.
Residents won’t have to move out of their homes and the scheme will make flats cheaper to heat while hopefully prolonging the building’s life for 60 years.
Underused garage spaces underneath the block will be converted for retail, business and community uses.
Dan Hill, head of regeneration at Gallions, said: "Parkview Hub is going to be a model of sustainable refurbishment.
"It will demonstrate how older properties, nearing the end of their shelf life, can be transformed using modern technology."
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