Media Release

August 5, 2014

Upgrades at Regatta Terrace to Include Exterior and Ventilation System Improvements

G.S. Hunt Ltd. has been awarded a $222,000 contract to provide roofing and interior renovations on eight social housing homes at Regatta Terrace in St. John’s.

“The contract awarded to G.S. Hunt Ltd. is part of ongoing renovations at Regatta Terrace. This investment in social housing will increase the life span of the homes and demonstrates our government’s commitment to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who need it most.” - The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.

The work at Regatta Terrace will include replacing siding, windows and doors, installing new eaves, bathroom and kitchen fans, upgrading plumbing and electrical and installing heat recovery ventilation units. The anticipated completion date for the work is January 2015.

In 2014-15, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $10 million to renovate another 450 social housing units throughout the province. To date, approximately 77 per cent of units province-wide have received upgrades.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing an additional $222,000 for renovations and repairs at Regatta Terrace in St. John’s.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is the province’s largest landlord, with 5,588 rental units province-wide.
  • To date, 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s social housing units have received renovations that will extend the life of the properties.

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Media contacts:
John Tompkins
Director of Communications
|Department of Advanced Education and Skills
709-729-0753, 728-7762
jtompkins@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca