Cllr Denise Craghill Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, said:
“Having consulted former tenants, a full refurbishment and re-roofing of the existing properties has been completed alongside a new heating system, rewiring, new kitchens and bathrooms.
“The new communal heating system includes thermostatically-controlled, low surface temperature radiators along with new double glazed windows and photovoltaic cells on the roof which will reduce communal utility costs and improve tenants’ comfort.”
Cllr Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said:
“We have listened to what older people have told us and this refurbishment and the newly built accommodation will allow tenants to stay within their chosen community, which is clearly what they prefer to do.
“Combined with a high-quality build, tenants can enjoy living independently, confident in the surroundings that they know and with support to hand should they need it. I’m delighted with the project.”
Yorkshire-based principal contractor Sewell Construction has delivered the scheme on behalf of City of York Council.
Rob Cawkwell, Managing Director at Sewell Construction, said:
“It has been a pleasure to deliver such a wonderful scheme for a long-standing client, and to be continuing to be a part of the transformation of elderly care in the region.
“The scheme has, of course, had its challenges with COVID-19 but, by working collaboratively with City of York Council, our supply chain and the community, we have delivered a quality place to live for residents.
“Facilities like this are very much needed for the elderly within our communities and even more so with the current pandemic, offering residents increased independence and support, whilst also helping them to feel safe in their home. We’re very proud to play a part in the delivery of City of York Council’s transformation plan.”