The works to clad and improve the high rise flats at Winwood Heights in Sherwood are due to complete in July – and the community facilities between the blocks are being converted into a new ‘extra care’ centre with some amazing communal areas for local residents to use.
I had a chance to look around the building site on Friday with Nottingham City Homes chief executive Nick Murphy who explained that the new low-rise block of 42 flats being built at a cost of £12.5million to the city council’s housing revenue account will give premium new space for local elderly residents to both live independently and access care and support in the new centre.
It will include communal areas – including a wonderful roof terrace with great views! (see picture below) – a hair dresser, TV rooms, rooms for visiting relatives to stay, and all the modern safety and environmental services you’d expect in a new build. It’s been difficult for the residents during the building works but the new and refurbished blocks look great and I hope the residents will enjoy the benefits of the new centre when it opens this summer.