North Ayrshire sheltered housing revamp underway

James Frew Site  Robert W Service Court KilwinningAyrshire building services company James Frew is to undertake the complete refurbishment of a sheltered housing development in Kilwinning on behalf of North Ayrshire Council.

The £2.6 million refurbishment of Robert Service Court will be undertaken while the residents remain in their homes.

The development features 23 apartments and common areas and the substantial transformation will create 22 one bedroom homes and a single two bedroom property. It will feature a complete mechanical and electrical refit along with a new roof, insulation throughout, new windows and doors, new kitchens, bathrooms, and heating system, as well as external upgrading works to the surrounding paths, gardens and parking areas, including new ramps.

James Frew Site  Robert W Service Court KilwinningWork is underway and is scheduled for completion in August 2017.

Roddy Frew, managing director at James Frew, said: “The accommodation was built in the seventies and by the time we have finished it will be unrecognisable.

“It’s a very sensitive refurbishment as many residents are elderly and we’re moving four people at a time into an onsite temporary apartment until their properties are ready. The transformation will be significant and provide far greater energy efficient homes.”

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