Mark Whitehead 25 July 2019

Council announces £57m funding for estate next to Grenfell

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Kensington and Chelsea Council are to invest £57m transforming an estate next to Grenfell Tower.

Buildings in Lancaster West Estate will be fitted with double glazing, new kitchens and bathrooms and updated heating systems.

The funding is on top of £32m pledged by the Government to support Kensington and Chelsea College and the Grenfell community.

A report to the council said the project would deliver 'a model 21st century social housing estate'.

After the Grenfell Tower fire two years ago which killed 72 people, the council promised to 'sensitively' refurbish the area.

As part of the initiative twelve jobs, an apprenticeship and 16 training courses will be created.

Deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith said: 'The refurbishment of the estate continues to be a huge priority for us.

'The work is guided by the priorities of residents. I’m proud this funding will help us to create a truly great place to live.'

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