MoD refurbishes 140 homes for military families

More than 140 homes have been brought back into use for military families in Wiltshire.

The scheme for 142 houses in Tidworth is part of a wider project from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to reinstate 1,000 homes across the UK.

Works varied from new kitchens, bathrooms and carpets to full refurbishment, including rewiring, new heating and new doors and windows.

Homes in Tidworth, Aldershot, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire and Catterick have now undergone the work needed to bring them back to the required standard.

'High-quality homes'

The refurbished homes were previously deemed uninhabitable, primarily due to their age and condition.

All the completed houses are now warm, comfortable, safe and available to military personnel and their families, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) said.

Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, added that the MoD invested £400m into the venture which he described as a "top priority".

“I am grateful for the collaborative work between the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and contractors to ensure as many of our people as possible have access to high-quality homes,” he said.

DIO director of accommodation Phil Riley added that as well as now being resilient to issues such as damp and mould, the homes have also been made energy efficient.

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