We're thrilled to announce that Wodensfield Tower and William Bentley Court in Wednesfield have scooped the award for 'Preservation and Rejuvenation' at the Celebrating Construction Awards 2017.

The Celebrating Construction Awards highlight the very best and innovative construction projects in the UK. Judges at the awards ceremony commented that improvements to Wodensfield and William Bentley tell an impressive rejuvenation story that has demonstrated how inner city tower blocks can be successfully refurbished and rejuvenated.

The contractors for the scheme were United Living who worked closely with ourselves and the city countil to preserve the two 1960s tower blocks, transforming the properties into desirable new homes.

United Living made major upgrades to the bathrooms and showers, as well as transforming the immediate surroundings with improved landscaping and parking areas. They also put in place pigeon prevention systems so that tenants can enjoy clean balconies.

Gordon Reynolds, a tenant at Wodensfield Tower, said:

The Estate was becoming run down and looked drab and unattractive, the lifts were unreliable and we had problems with youths and anti-social behaviour. Now my flat and the blocks are far warmer, lifts are reliable, security has improved and the estate looks cleaner and much more presentable.”

Steve North, commercial and development manager at Wolverhampton Homes said:

The scheme has been a challenge but thanks to the fully committed team on site and the support of the tenants we have a project that we can be very proud of and place where people want to live. The transformation of the tower blocks has been amazing.”

 

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