• Robert Whitehead, Penny Sidney, David Kinleyside of ENGIE, Marc Edwards of Gentoo, Andrew McIntosh of ENGIE with Gentoo tenants Margaret and John Bland

Gentoo Group celebrates 1000th roof replacement as part of significant investment to customers’ homes

The Group has completed the 1000th roof replacement as part of our four-year plan to further improve customers’ homes.

ENGIE was appointed to carry out the roof works as part of the our initiative to ensure our customers are living in high-quality homes.

The work is taking place across Sunderland and thousands of customers will benefit from the extensive improvement works as part of our wider investment programme.

Gentoo Group’s Head of Delivery, Marc Edwards, said: “Gentoo is committed to continually investing in customers’ homes. We are delighted to have partnered with ENGIE to carry out the works to ensure our customers are living in good-quality homes which is our utmost priority. We are thrilled with the way the work is currently going and look forward to continuing this partnership.”

All work will be completed with customers in occupation and ENGIE has pledged to work openly and closely with our customers throughout the duration of the project to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

The project includes upgrading roof coverings and replacing rainwater goods in addition to rectifying any properties with signs of dampness via external walls to ensure they are protected from the elements.

Andrew McIntosh, Regional Managing Director for ENGIE, said: “We’re pleased to have reached this key milestone, helping Gentoo’s housing stock continue to be high-quality, sustainable housing for its residents.

“As a business, we’re focused on working with partners to improve the environment we live in and key to that is keeping those affected engaged and updated at every stage. There’s lots more to do, but we’re delighted that work is progressing well and that Gentoo and its customers are pleased with the improvements.”