Forrest completed works on 1600 First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) properties as part of a large scale refurbishment project, branded ‘BGreen’. In addition to a wider refurbishment of these homes, we also installed a 3mW district heating system.

The area has been identified as the second most deprived in the country, with 49% of adults having no formal qualifications and low employment rates of 43.7%.

Forrest worked at length with the BGreen partners to develop an ECO funding and installation programme, which injected a substantial amount of money into this deprived area. The work made a significant improvement to hundreds of people’s lives on the estate. This project also involved improving thermal efficiency, heating system upgrades and external wall insulation.