4th Jul 2016

Seddon to revamp vital Wigan sheltered housing scheme

Seddon has been awarded a £1.5 million contract to refurbish the Withington Grange sheltered housing facility for Wigan & Leigh Homes.

This is the £190 million turnover firm’s latest contract for a social housing provider, and forms a part of Wigan and Leigh Homes’ plan to deliver suitable and adaptable accommodation for elderly and disabled residents living across the Wigan borough.

Work will include extending 24 existing apartments within the facility and full remodelling of a further 8 apartments in order to increase the future adaptability of the homes and improve tenant’s wellbeing. 

Residents will remain at the facility during the upgrade, with Seddon and Wigan and Leigh Homes working together to ensure disruption is minimised during the project. Seddon is also set to construct a new entrance, revamp communal areas and build and install a lift with all associated mechanical and electrical works.

Matt Roberts, Director of Asset Management and Development at Wigan and Leigh Homes, said:

"Seddon has a long history of delivering work for social housing providers, so it’s great to have a partner with their experience. The completed works will provide disabled access throughout the scheme and apartments which have been designed to ‘Life Time Home Standard’ with the aim of keeping residents in their homes for longer.”

As well as upgrading the interior of the Withington Grange care facility, Seddon will extend the surrounding car park, providing additional parking and more provision for disabled residents and visitors and will also carry out external hard and soft landscaping.
Work on the Withington Grange facility is expected to last for 50 weeks, with a programme in place that is sensitive to the individual needs of each resident.

Duncan Williams, Regional Director for Housing at Seddon, said

"The Withington Grange facility is another fantastic project by Wigan and Leigh Homes that we’re proud to be part of.

"With an increasingly aging population, care services are facing an unprecedented level of demand. This important scheme will help to ease that and allow elderly and vulnerable residents across Wigan to live independently in their homes for longer.”

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