£4.8m scheme will involve major internal and external improvement work on two high-rise blocks in Hallam Street.

Housing refurbishment specialist Lovell has picked up a £4.8m scheme to refurbish two high-rise blocks of flats in West Bromwich.

The project involves major internal and external improvement work to St Clements House and Wimberger House in Hallam Street, West Bromwich.

Client Sandwell Homes has chosen to partner with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council’s Urban Design team and Lovell to carry out the 18-month modernisation project at the two high-rise blocks, which comprise of a total of 72 flats.

Lovell will install brand-new bathrooms, including walk-in showers for customers with mobility difficulties, at each home and new aluminium and timber windows in place of old metal windows.

The concrete exterior of the building is also set to be transformed externally through the installation of a combined aluminium cladding and render system.

Sandwell Homes investment director John Clayton said: “We have worked hard to ensure that the residents of St Clements and Wimberger Houses have had a full opportunity to shape this scheme. I am sure that it will make a vast improvement to the blocks and the quality of life for residents.”

Lovell regional director Chris King added: “We are delighted to be about to start work on this exciting and imaginative scheme which will make a real difference to these two high-rises, both through improvements to the appearance of the buildings and the installation of modern new facilities for residents. We will be continuing to work closely with residents throughout the construction programme.”