THREE tower blocks in Childs Hill are set for a multi-million pound revamp set to benefit hundreds of people living there.

The exterior of the brown 15-storey blocks in Granville Road will be covered with cream and grey cladding as part of the £10 million revamp, the largest in the history of Barnet Homes.

People living in the 137 flats will also be offered a choice of new windows, kitchens and bathrooms, with consultations already taking place on colour schemes, kitchen units and flooring.

Communal areas in the blocks will also be redecorated as part of the work by the Apollo Group, which has been given the contract for the scheme.

The plans were approved by Barnet Council's planning committee at a meeting last Thursday, November 11.

Barnet Homes chief executive Tracey Lees said: “This will be the biggest project we have undertaken since our creation six years ago.

“It means hundreds of Barnet residents who have endured living in poor quality homes for many years now have a brighter future to look forward to.

“We are very grateful for the support we have received from Barnet Council and the local community for these plans, and we’re looking forward to working with the Apollo Group to make them a reality.

“We have worked extremely hard since our creation to bring more than 8,000 council homes up to a good quality Decent Homes standard. I’m delighted that we will now be able to finish the job right across the borough by carrying out similar improvement work at Granville Road.”

In a bid to keep residents informed about what is happening the Apollo Group has set up a Facebook page with information.

Councillor Richard Cornelius, who is in charge of regeneration in Barnet, added: “This is great news for people living in and around Granville Road.

“The blocks will look smart and clean whilst residents will get modernised bright homes inside.”