Residents celebrate new lounge and upgraded facilities
Kingswood Court, our over 55s scheme in West Kingsdown has recently undergone a major refurbishment. An ICT room and wellness room have been created, the guest room and communal bathroom have been updated and there has been extensive decoration throughout, including new carpets, blinds and furniture. A new door entry system is also being installed.
Our asset team worked with residents to decide on the colour scheme, putting the final decision to a vote, with a vibrant and uplifting raspberry and lime colour scheme winning by a landslide. The team also worked with residents and staff to keep disruption to a minimum and to make sure the communal areas could still be used while the work took place.
Joanne, Hiscock, Head of the Asset team says:
“One of the asset team's roles is to work with the supported housing team and identify sheltered schemes needing refurbishment. The decoration at Kingswood Court was looking tired and some structural work needed to be done. It has been an intense few weeks at Kingswood Court, but the outcome is fantastic, and it has made a huge difference. “
Residents celebrated the completed refurbishment with afternoon tea and musical entertainment in their new lounge. Contractors Brenwards, who completed the structural work, and Ian Williams Decorators were invited along to celebrate. The old furniture still had plenty of life in it, and it was donated to a local school.
The asset team have also been undertaking refurbishment work at Queens Court, Edenbridge with the upgraded kitchen and laundry room finished just in time for the Christmas party.
Kingswood Court lounge before and after the refurbishment
Celebration cake and afternoon tea entertainment