An investment scheme to refurbish flats for rent in Dronfield is set to start this Summer.
Earlier this year Rykneld Homes purchased 79 properties at Hallowes Court from Equity Housing Association and set out plans to upgrade the site and facilities.
The flats are located in seven blocks and part of the refurbishment will see one of the blocks re-modelled to offer customers more choice in terms of flat size and number of bedrooms.
Rykneld has been consulting with customers currently living in the block about the plans and discussing their ideas for improvements.
In May, a planning application was submitted detailing the refurbishments works, including;
- New main access doors with level access and modern intercom system
- New common lounge with decked/patio area
- New bin stores
- Refurbishment of existing flats but increasing housing choice and property sizes
- Improvements in fire prevention including a new sprinkler system
The investment will help to secure a long-term future for Hallowes Court which offers much needed rental accommodation in an area of high demand. The refurbishment will create homes that are better able to meet the needs of existing and new customers. Work is expected to start in August and be completed by May next year.