The Restoration Programme has reached an important milestone
September 2021 saw us mark an important milestone with the successful relocation of all Duncan House residents into their new temporary accommodation within the estate. Our dedicated moves team was on hand to help every step of the way, working hard to make the process as smooth as it possibly could be. We’re keen to learn from this first round of resident relocations, so that we can ease the process even further next time and so we’re engaging with our Duncan House residents, now settled in their new homes, to gather feedback on their experiences.
What’s happening now
With Duncan House now empty, October 2021 saw the start of the building ‘strip out’ phase. Our specialist contractor is now carefully and safely removing all the interior fittings and fixtures and inner workings of Duncan House, before disposing of everything in an environmentally sustainable way. This critical enabling work, scheduled to last for approximately 3 months, involves the hand extraction of outmoded mechanical services, radiators and electrical wiring and data cabling to make way for new state-of-the-art eco-friendly systems.
Furthermore, in line with our strict environmental targets, 98% of all material being removed from Duncan House will be recycled, with zero waste going to landfill. Furniture will be redistributed and reused around the estate or donated to various charities.