Cooks Lane, Sittingbourne

The Cooks Lane project situated in Sittingbourne is set to deliver 155 new houses and 88 apartments to the local area. These homes will all be a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale.

This site will provide you with frequent updates, key site dates and contact information.

The Cooks Lane project situated in Sittingbourne is set to deliver 155 new houses and 88 apartments to the local area. These homes will all be a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale.

This site will provide you with frequent updates, key site dates and contact information.

  • Project Update - April 2021

    15 Apr 2021
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    We are happy to announce that good progress has been made in the past month with the successful hand over of 18 properties which residents are now starting to move into.

    An additional 20 properties are due to be completed by the end of April 2021.

    We have now completed all the off site road works to both Cooks Lane and King Street.

    We continue to progress well with the erection of timber frames for houses that are due to be handed over at the end of the year.

  • Happy Easter!

    01 Apr 2021
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  • Volunteering - Carpentry Works to New House Youth Centre

    05 Mar 2021
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    Local to the Cooks Lane project in Chalkwell Road Sittingbourne, is The New House Youth Centre. Working with the local council, this youth centre provides a range of fun activities for young people from arts and crafts, sporting activities and pool tables, as well as educational presentations to discuss road and cycle safety and gun and knife crime. This is a very popular youth centre providing a safe haven for young people between the ages of 6 – 18 who need somewhere to meet their friends away from the streets.

    ENGIE has already carried out a range of different activities with the youth centre, and to help further, we offered to install new shelving units and cupboards to the activity room which can be used to display different art projects created by the young people that attend the youth centre.

    With help from our carpentry subcontractor at Cooks Lane, Martin Robinson Carpentry Ltd, we were able to arrange for the carpenters to donate their time and materials to create and install the cupboards and shelves that went around the perimeter of the room.

    Also a big thank you to our kitchen supplier and fitters at Cooks Lane, Magnet Kitchens, for donating the cupboard units and work tops used by the carpenters.

    Martin Robinson Carpentry Ltd
    3rd Floor The Whitewall Centre
    Whitewall Road, Medway City Est
    Rochester,
    Kent ME2 4DZ

    Magnet Kitchens
    Unit 7a/b Trinity Trading Estate

    Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2PG


  • Employee of the Month - February 2021

    08 Mar 2021
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    Congratulations to our Employees of the Month for February 2021.

    Supervisor of the Month; Marcus Weathery - Roe Brickwork

    Operative of the Month; Robert Roke - NC Williams

    Marcus maintains good standards of health and safety and a high quality of work throughout. He also proves to be extremely helpful to both his operatives and to the ENGIE management team.

    Bob's level of work is always to a high quality and he is there to help others and resolve any issues that may occur on site.

    Both received a £20 gift voucher.

  • Get Started with Construction Programme - The Prince's Trust

    28 Jan 2021
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    Get Started with Construction

    Teaming up with ENGIE, join us for our Get Started with Construction programme! A free, one week virtual programme, you will take part in daily sessions to help gain an insight into the construction industry, complete essential Health and Safety training and gain support with your CV and interview skills. Understand what a day in the life of working in construction is really like!!

    Following the course you will be supported to achieve your CSCS card and be provided with bursary support to help you with PPE and first months’ travel should you find work. Mentoring support is also available for participants.

    Taster Day: Wednesday 17th March 2021

    Main Programme: Monday 22nd March – Friday 26th March 2021

    Where: Microsoft Teams

    For more details or to refer contact: Leanne.zahra@princes-trust.org.uk

  • Project Update - January 2021

    25 Feb 2021
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    Over the last few months our site teams have been working hard to deliver our first handover consisting of 38 units. The first of these units will be occupied within the first quarter of 2021.

    Work has also been progressing with the construction of the next phase of hand overs as we construct the timber frame for units that will be handed over later in 2021.

    new road entrances on Cooks Lane. These works started on the 4th January 2021 and will be completed in the coming weeks and then we will move onto constructing a new entrance road on Kings Street on the opposite side of the site.

    Kings Street will be temporarily closed off to allow these works to take place and progress in the shortest amount of time to reduce disruption to businesses.

  • Donating Decorating Equipment to The New House Youth Centre

    15 Jan 2021
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    Local to the Cooks Lane project in Chalkwell Road Sittingbourne, is The New House Youth Centre. Working with the local council, this youth centre provides a range of fun activities for young people from arts and crafts, sporting activities and pool tables, as well as educational presentations to discuss road and cycle safety and gun and knife crime. This is a very popular youth centre providing a safe haven for young people between the ages of 6 – 18 who need somewhere to meet their friends away from the streets.

    ENGIE has already carried out a range of different activities with the youth centre, and to help further, we offered to donate decorating equipment which will go towards modernising the activity room where the arts and craft activities take place, and the communal computers are located.

    With help from our decorating subcontractor Twenty20 Décor Ltd, we have donated paint and decorating equipment such as brushes and rollers which can be used to redecorate the activity room.

    Twenty20 Decor Ltd

    The Joiners Shop

    Historic Dockyard

    Chatham

    Kent

    ME4 4TZ

  • Donating Tablets to Sanctuary Supported Living

    15 Jan 2021
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    Engie donated 4 tablets which can be used by each of the young person’s schemes in East Kent.

    This now means that the young residents in Canterbury, Swale and Thanet will now have access to vital information to help them progress.

    Many of the young people at Sanctuary Living Support are registered to bid on social housing with their local authorities, and so by having these tablets available to them allows them to search for properties on a daily basis so they no not miss out on an opportunity at finding a home.

    The tablets have also enabled the young people to search for job opportunities and college courses and have also assisted the project workers in supporting residents in a socially distanced manner.

    The tablets can be wiped clean easily and circulated to be used by a number of residents.

  • £100 Donation to One Big Family

    07 Jan 2021
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    One Big Family are a charity in Medway that help the homeless find permanent housing in order to get them off the streets and give them the chance at starting a new life.

    By working with the local council, One Big Family house the homeless in temporary accommodation at Duke's House, here the homeless can stay as residents until One Big Family can allocate them into their own home with all the essentials needed to cook, clean and settle in.

    Whilst staying at Duke's House during the festive period in December 2020, One Big Family provided the residents with a Christmas Lunch which ENGIE helped fund by donating them £100 to go towards giving the residents a festive meal.

  • Hedgehog House Give Away

    04 Jan 2021
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    Our Hedgehog House give away back in November 2020 was a great success. In total ENGIE gave away a total of 14 hedgehog houses to 8 primary schools, 5 charities and 1 home schooling group.

    Sadly our countries hedgehogs are rapidly declining, so these hedgehog houses were used to educate young people about the importance of our wildlife and ecosystems and why they are vital to our environment.

    We had a great response from many of the places that received our hedgehog houses and it sounds like the students had lots of fun learning about them.

    Sunnybank Primary School - The Learning Mentor & Forest School Leader was very excited and keen to find a special place for the house within the school's outdoor area. It was used to educate children in the forest school session.

    Creepy Claws Animal Sanctuary - Children within the After-School Club learnt about hedgehogs and turned the hedgehog house into a suitable habitat.

    Brogdale Farm Faversham - The horticultural students put the home out at Brogdale Farm and they are pretty sure that there is already a hedgehog in the house after they made it into a suitable habitat.