Frys Court, OCHA

Oxford Citizens Housing Association
Sheltered Housing Refurbishment and Construction 

Project: Sheltered Housing Refurbishment and Construction
Value: £420,000
Duration: 34 Weeks
Client: Oxford Citizens Housing Association
Completed: August 2012

Extra Care Sheltered Housing Units

With extensive experience of working with Housing Associations, Trusts and Local Authorities across the UK, Princebuild was the perfect choice for OCHA when the organisation was looking for a reliable and reputable company to carry out works on their Extra Care Sheltered Housing Units.

Frys Court supports independent living for people over the age of 55 needing extra care. The one bedroom flats adjoin communal areas in which residents enjoy social activities such as bingo, and practical facilities such as a laundry and garden area.

“The staff at Princebuild were very accommodating
and every care was taken to ensure noise was kept to a minimum and the work was carried out in an efficient manner, keeping the project running on time and to budget.”

The project involved extensive works including the construction of a new lobby, two new flats, an extension to the existing dining room, external landscaping and internal decoration.

Princebuild staff had to be mindful of the residents on site, many of whom require day-to-day assistance. It was important that the units remained habitable, with disruption to the occupants kept to an absolute minimum.

Residents were kept up-to-date on progress at all stages of the project through weekly Resident Meetings which were held by Princebuild.

Staff at OCHA were appreciative of the care taken by Princebuild staff. Peter Moore, 55+ Team Leader at the GreenSquare Group which includes OCHA comments; “Working on projects where residents are in occupation requires a delicate touch, particularly when those residents are amongst the more vulnerable members of our society.

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