Following many months of consultation, planning and decision making, Alpha will start work on an overhaul of Saxon Court from August.
The partnering team comprising Alpha, Paddock Johnson Partnerships, Progressive Services Design, Dennis Eaton and Partners, Markhams and the main contractor Lyjon Company Ltd, have been preparing more than just a face lift at our St Helen's development.
St Helen’s Council and the Homes and Communities Agency have warmly supported the project proposals which will convert the majority of the site from studios to extended one bedroom apartments including six new build flats using the Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation principles of design where appropriate.
Simon Edge, Operations Director and project lead said "This is the first major scheme of its kind for Alpha. We are very excited and have the expectation of first class facilities for residents which will reach further into the community."
The work could take up to 80 weeks and will provide new heating systems, wet rooms throughout, new kitchens, fire alarm, warden call, with many apartments being extended with Juliet balconies as well as additional facilities such as a hairdressing salon which will be available to the community.
Residents both within and beyond the complex acknowledge the vast amount of work involved costing over £3m but look forward to the end result.
This project marks the start of a five year programme to upgrade our homes with an injection of an additional £11 million pounds worth of investment to the previous programme.