Following a recent appointment by housing association, Karbon Homes, Surgo Construction (Surgo) has recently started work on a refurbishment project in Hexham.

Providing homes and services for people across the North East of England and Yorkshire, Karbon Homes acquired the building formerly used by housing charity Links, which provided shelter for young people aged between 16-25.

Under this latest contract win Surgo has been appointed as principle contractor on the scheme to carry out a complete refurbishment of the building to provide new office facilities and 13 self-contained flats.

Once completed the development will be used by Stopgap Supported Housing, a Hexham-based charity that works with homeless people. 

With the new facility, Stopgap Supported Housing will support residents with training and housing advice whilst providing other services to help people get back on their feet and move on to a home of their own.

Norman Trainer, contracts manager at Surgo said:

“It’s great to get this latest scheme off the ground for Karbon Homes and Stopgap Supported Housing.

“We’re currently undertaking internal strip out works and working closely with the design team to fully refurbish the building to the highest standard.

“Surgo’s team will use its extensive experience to bring the building back into use ready for occupation by some of the most vulnerable in the local community.”

Work is anticipated to be complete at the end of June.