Firms interested in four-year deal to improve 400 homes must tender before 24 November

Gateshead council is tendering for up to £200m worth of work on its Housing Market Renewal programme to regeneration rundown areas of the Tyneside city.

The four-year deal is intended to see visual improvement works to 400 properties a year in the city, including structural repairs and upgrading of front gardens and doors and windows.

Interested firms, with a minimum turnover of £8.3m per year, need to tender before 24 November.