Housing team ticks all the boxes for upgrades in Redditch retirement complex - The Redditch Standard

Housing team ticks all the boxes for upgrades in Redditch retirement complex

Redditch Editorial 2nd Mar, 2024   0

WORK has finished on a council-run retirement complex in Headless Cross.

The upgrades, which were organised and completed by Redditch Borough Council’s Capital Programmes and Repairs and Maintenance Teams, were delivered with the aim of improving the safety and comfort of residents living in the properties.

The project took nine months over two phases to complete and cost £305,000 from the authority’s Capital Programmes Budget.

Key elements of the project include the installation of fire doors, smart LED lighting, and new laundry equipment.

Portfolio holder for Housing Services, Councillor Craig Warhurst, said: “Ensuring the safety and comfort of our residents is a top priority for this administration and I am glad the stars aligned so we could complete this project and give residents what they wanted and needed.

“We are committed to continuing our efforts to provide safe and welcoming housing for all members of our community.”

Councillors and officers from the Housing Department visited Malvern House last week to meet the residents, see the works and discuss how the changes have improved the quality of life for tenants living there.

Leader of Redditch Borough Council, Coun Matt Dormer, said: “It was great to meet some of the residents at Malvern House and see how these improvements have improved their quality of life.

“We always do our best to listen to what our residents need and will action this wherever possible.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved, from our Housing Capital Team to the staff on the ground making the repairs, and of course, most importantly, our residents for bearing with us while our teams worked hard to make these upgrades a reality.”

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