A contract for the major internal refurbishment and extension to the two-storey Withington Grange sheltered accommodation, with 32 self-contained apartments and communal areas, housing vulnerable residents up to 102-years of age, the works included extending and remodelling flats to help improve the tenant wellbeing and DDA compliance.
To add to this they also include a full kitchen and bathrooms replacements, new heating, electrical installation, a new entrance area being created, construction of new lift shafts and installation of lift, along with the upgrade of the existing lift and control system and remodelling of communal areas, these works were delivered over four phases to help reduce the amount of disruption caused.
Other works include amendments to the existing car park to extend facilities to the front and rear of the building, along with some mechanical and electrical works and external hard and soft landscaping. The scheme is part of Wigan and Leigh Housing’s plan to deliver sustainable and adaptable accommodation for elderly and disabled residents living across the Wigan borough.
The programme is sensitive to the individual needs to reduce impact and interaction with the residents within the building during the works. Though individual apartments are vacant, residents remain at the facility during the upgrade, with Seddon and the landlord working together to ensure disruption is minimised during the project.