Watford Community Housing's Improvement Programme with ENGIE

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Welcome to the improvement programme website, which provides information about the works ENGIE is undertaking on behalf of Watford Community Housing as part of our five-year improvement programme. Here, you can read all the latest news, give us feedback, read important information and get in touch.

Watford Community Housing is working in partnership with ENGIE on a planned works improvement programme. This involves the replacement or repair of some building features, including the replacement of kitchens and bathrooms, electrical rewiring and decoration, both externally and internally.

Watford Community Housing’s vision of ‘better homes, friendlier communities – together’ means ensuring your homes are of the best possible standard, and providing great services for the community. The aim is to deliver approximately 900 kitchens, 900 bathrooms, and windows for 300 homes over the next five years. More than 250 properties will benefit from new roofing, over 330 from new doors, and over 600 homes will be fitted with new electrics.

If you’d like to get in touch with your Resident Liaison Officer to discuss the works and answer any questions you may have, you can find their details in the ‘contact us’ section to the right.

For more information about ENGIE or Watford Community Housing, you can always visit the ENGIE website or the Watford Community Housing website.



Welcome to the improvement programme website, which provides information about the works ENGIE is undertaking on behalf of Watford Community Housing as part of our five-year improvement programme. Here, you can read all the latest news, give us feedback, read important information and get in touch.

Watford Community Housing is working in partnership with ENGIE on a planned works improvement programme. This involves the replacement or repair of some building features, including the replacement of kitchens and bathrooms, electrical rewiring and decoration, both externally and internally.

Watford Community Housing’s vision of ‘better homes, friendlier communities – together’ means ensuring your homes are of the best possible standard, and providing great services for the community. The aim is to deliver approximately 900 kitchens, 900 bathrooms, and windows for 300 homes over the next five years. More than 250 properties will benefit from new roofing, over 330 from new doors, and over 600 homes will be fitted with new electrics.

If you’d like to get in touch with your Resident Liaison Officer to discuss the works and answer any questions you may have, you can find their details in the ‘contact us’ section to the right.

For more information about ENGIE or Watford Community Housing, you can always visit the ENGIE website or the Watford Community Housing website.


  • Work Experience

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    over 1 year ago

    Three students benefitted from ENGIE’s social value plan for Watford Community
    Housing by taking part in a work experience programme.

    As part of our contracts in Watford, ENGIE delivers a menu of community impact activities to improve outcomes for local people. Our bespoke Social Value Plan focuses on improving economic stability, with an emphasis on offering and supporting access to a range of training and employment opportunities for local people.

    We do this through giving advice on career paths into the construction industry, including raising awareness of the diverse roles within the sector, providing support and guidance on CV-writing and interview skills, delivering free training courses and by offering opportunities for work placements and apprenticeship schemes.

    In September 2018, Mark and ENGIE’s Administration Apprentice, Kelsey Fox, arranged for three students to take part in a six week work experience placement at our site in Watford after meeting with

    Senior Site Manager Anthony Kelly.

    Monica Callan, 20, Lydia Selley, 18, and Jake Anwar, 17, are all in their second year of studying towards their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at the local college and were keen to get some hands-on experience in the construction industry.

    Work placements commenced on 25th September 2018, with the students attending ENGIE for a full day every Tuesday for six weeks. During their placements, the students were able to get a real insight into different aspects of construction as they alternated between spending their time with three site managers and ENGIE’s Resident Liaison Officer (RLO), Patricia Sheering.

    Jake reported on how beneficial the work placement had been: “I’ve tried so many things already, from general office tasks to working with Paul Edward, the Site Manager, and spending time with the roofers and scaffolders. I’m looking forward to going out with the RLO next week and seeing that side of things.”, he said.

    Lydia also told us why she was so excited when her course tutor told her about the opportunity with ENGIE: “The course we’re studying at college is great but it’s a lot of theory. I jumped at the chance to have a change of scenery and to see things from a practical aspect. It’s really helping to make the course content come to life.”

  • Work Experience Opportunity

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    about 2 years ago

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, methodical and self motivated individual who is looking for work experience or to get back into work.

    Working closely with our site team including the Site Manager, Resident Liaison Officer (RLO) and Admin you'll be completing site administration and understanding programme of works.

    Work experience opportunities and training is also available for West Herts College students during term time. Please contact Mark Bush on 01992 650 333 for more information.
  • Residents DIY Taster Day

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    about 2 years ago

    Check out our invite below for details of our upcoming community event:



  • Works update

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    over 2 years ago


    Watford's Improvement Programme update

    We are currently working on Year 3 of a five year programme (with an option for a further five).

    We are replacing kitchens and bathrooms within approximately 225 properties which also include electrical upgrades and roof renewals to 50 properties.

    Other works include Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) works to low rise blocks.

    Handovers will be undertaken property by property, as they complete.

    Residents are always welcome to attend our site compound at the address below with any issues relating to the works.

    The Harebreaks,
    Opposite Brett Place
    Watford, WD24 6HT

    Please remember, if you have any questions regarding the works, your first point of contact is your Resident Liaison Officer (RLO).