Gentoo Group has completed the 1000th roof replacement as part of a four-year plan to further improve customers’ homes.

ENGIE was appointed to carry out the roof works as part of Gentoo’s initiative to ensure its customers are living in high-quality homes.

The work is taking place across Sunderland and thousands of customers will benefit from the extensive improvement works as part of Gentoo Group’s wider investment programme.

Gentoo Group’s Head of Delivery, Marc Edwards, said: “Gentoo is committed to continually investing in customers’ homes.

“We are delighted to have partnered with ENGIE to carry out the works to ensure our customers are living in good-quality homes which is our utmost priority.

“We are thrilled with the way the work is currently going and look forward to continuing this partnership.”

All work will be completed with customers in occupation and ENGIE has pledged to work openly and closely with Gentoo’s customers throughout the duration of the project to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

The project includes upgrading roof coverings and replacing rainwater goods in addition to rectifying any properties with signs of dampness via external walls to ensure they are protected from the elements.

Andrew McIntosh, Regional Managing Director for ENGIE, said: “We’re pleased to have reached this key milestone, helping Gentoo’s housing stock continue to be high-quality, sustainable housing for its residents.

“As a business, we’re focused on working with partners to improve the environment we live in and key to that is keeping those affected engaged and updated at every stage.

“There’s lots more to do, but we’re delighted that work is progressing well and that Gentoo and its customers are pleased with the improvements.”

Gentoo Group manages over 28,000 social housing properties in Sunderland.

Its commercial arm, Gentoo Homes, is a profit for purpose business that builds around 200 homes per year for sale, which helps to generate subsidy to support the delivery of more affordable rented homes across the city.


ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, facilities management and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland.

We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.

ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.

Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €65 billion in 2017.

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