CHESTER & District Housing Trust (CDHT) is modernising all the lifts in its high-rise accommodation.
The work is part of a broader plan of improving services and creating better communal environments for CDHT customers.
Three new lifts have been installed in Blacon and, by April next year, all of the trust’s nine high-rises will have been fitted with new lifts.
The blocks that are scheduled for new lifts are St Oswald’s, St George’s and St Anne’s in Newtown, Haygarth Heights, Rowland Heights and Thackeray Towers, also in Newtown; Plas Dinas, Nant Peris and Glyn Garth in Blacon.
Dave Soothill, technical and asset manager for CDHT, said: “On behalf of the trust I apologise to the residents who have been inconvenienced by the lift faults we have been experiencing.
“Our lift partner Otis has been working hard to rectify the faults and I am pleased to say that all lifts are now back in service.
“We are due to refurbish the remainder of our high rise lifts this year and we will be beginning resident consultation very shortly.”
Work on the ‘saint’ blocks will begin in the summer of this year and work on Haygarth Heights, Rowland Heights and Thackeray Towers will commence when new kitchens and bathrooms have been fitted, beginning in May.
This follows on from the new central heating recently installed throughout the Rowland, Haygarth and Thackeray blocks.