Major refurbishment complete at Hartlepool’s Bamburgh Court

Staff and residents have marked the completion of a major refurbishment project at Bamburgh Court in Hartlepool.

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7 Jul 2017

Residents were joined by staff from Thirteen and contractors HVE to celebrate the £180,000 refurbishment project.

The extra care housing in the Clavering area of Hartlepool has been transformed with newly refurbished communal areas, including the lounge and new modern kitchen, which has made the building a more attractive place to live. Corridors have been brightened with a fresh coat of paint and new carpets fitted throughout.

The lobby area has been converted into a secure mobility scooter store with charging points.

Thirteen’s head of asset management Paul Jenkins said: “The investment team and our partners at HVE have done a great job. This is a fantastic example of partnership working. It really is a team effort that these improvements have been made to such a high standard.

“It’s been good to hear such positive feedback from the residents. There is a fantastic community spirit here at Bamburgh Court and residents can now enjoy the much-improved facilities.

“It’s important that we continue to invest in properties like this throughout the Tees Valley. This year we’re delivering around £26million worth of improvements and next year that’s set to increase.

“We will continue to maintain that level of commitment to the properties that we own and manage because we know it’s important to the customers we have now and the ones that we want to attract in the future.”

Resident Carol Pounder, who previously worked as a warden at Bamburgh Court before becoming a resident added: “We’re really pleased with the work that’s been done - it’s now an even better place to live.”