Lister House and Treves House
Update - 15 August 2019
At a meeting on Tuesday 13 August, Mayor John Biggs confirmed that Lister House and Treves House will not be demolished. A programme of refurbishment work will be carried out and we will be updating this page with the details of that work in the coming days.
No decisions taken on their future until full consultation has taken place
- Working group established to discuss the future of Lister and Treves buildings with resident
- Pledge to full transparency around recent works to the blocks to look at costs and development options.
Mayor John Biggs has committed to a full and transparent discussion with residents on the future of the two council owned blocks; Treves House and Lister House to facilitate a full consultation on their future.
The proposals to demolish the blocks had been due to be discussed at the council's cabinet, but were withdrawn by the Mayor on 26 July to organise the full consultation with residents on the issue.
The Mayor confirmed that the council will be transparent in its discussions with residents and will make available records of works undertaken to both Lister and Treves House over the last few years.
The Mayor has written to all residents with the commitment that they will be consulted before any future proposals are brought forward and that a working group will be established to explore refurbishment costs and redevelopment options in detail.
The blocks have mixed tenancy types with 31 per cent of the blocks social tenanted and 69 per cent in private ownership as a result of right to buy. This includes 24 per cent with investor ownership (private landlords).
You can view the letter Mayor John Biggs wrote to residents.
Frequently Asked Questions - Lister & Treves House
Please view the Lister & Treves FAQ which answers some of the initial questions.
Further questions and responses will be covered once the working group has been established and residents will be kept up to date.
Chronology of documents for Lister & Treves House