Chestnut Court opens its doors following refurbishment works

Yesterday marked the official opening of the newly modernised Chestnut Court following recent refurbishment works. To celebrate the end of the works at the over 55s scheme, Prima Group held an opening event inviting local councillors, board members, members of staff, Wellcare Construction and Homes England for a tour of the scheme.

The event started with Prima Group CEO, John Ghader, thanking residents for their patience while works were ongoing and commenting on how the improvements had made such a difference to the quality of the apartments and the facilities that the scheme now provides for residents.

Paul Smith, Chair of Prima Group Board, thanked everyone involved in the completion of the works and wished the residents a happy stay in their new homes.

Christine Hill was in attendance representing Homes England who helped fund the project. She highlighted that the changes in the design of the scheme were going to make a huge difference to the people living there.

The refurbishment has seen 31 apartments completely re-designed to make them more spacious and comfortable. Residents can make use of the new shared lounge, hair salon and hobby room. Visiting family members also have the option to stay in the new guest room.

Lesley has lived at Chestnut Court for over six years now. She said: “I’m absolutely made up with it. It’s nicer, brighter and more modern - it’s just a breath of fresh air.”

Chrissie, also a long-term resident at the scheme, mentioned: “I’m very happy! The people working here were so helpful when they were working on my flat.”

You can take a look at the finished project by watching the video below.