Residents from a housing development for the over 60s were celebrating today after their landlord; Hanover Housing Association completed a £500K refurbishment project at Hanover Court, Haxby
Residents were joined by Hanover staff and representatives from Brewster Bye architects.
Hanover Court has seen a significant transformation over the last few months. New cladding has enhanced the external look and feel of the development making the building’s look more attractive.
New windows, doors, patio doors and Juliette balconies together with cladding and insulation, will vastly improve energy efficiency, which in time will save residents a significant amount of money on their heating bills.
In addition the estate now boasts a new communal lounge and a newly landscaped garden area with seating and raised flower beds.
Mark Henderson, a director at Brewster Bye Architects, says: “Hanover Court has a fantastic community of residents, plenty of outdoor space and is located in a popular suburb of York. First of all we made major upgrades to the external wall insulation, which also enhanced the property’s appearance, by covering the original grey rendered walls with brick slips for the ground floors and cream render for the first floors.
“We also installed new energy efficient and secure windows and doors, and first floor residents now benefit from Juliet balconies. . All this combines to make Hanover Court a highly sought after place to live.”
Hanover Court resident 92 year old Zita Mellor said: ‘I am really pleased with the work by Hanover and its architects. They have given my home a stunning face lift along with a newly landscaped garden area to look out onto. I also have a new patio to sit out on, which altogether I am really proud of.’
Paul Silk Operations Manager, Hanover Housing Association: said, ‘This impressive retrofit programme is the result of meticulous planning, creativity and fantastic partnership working. We believe these improvements will benefit residents now and into the future, making Hanover Court an attractive and affordable place to live.’