We have started work this week to convert three of our former offices into six flats.
We’re spending £500,000 to convert the former offices at our independent living schemes at Giffard House in Little Stoke, Shrubbery Court in Staple Hill and Kennedy House in Yate. Work will be taking place at all three sites simultaneously, with work getting started at Giffard House this week.
Principal Project Manager Mukhtar Ali said: “We’re converting the ground floor office at Giffard House into a one bedroom flat and a mobility scooter store. At Shrubbery Court we’re converting the main office into two one bedroom flats and transforming the meeting room into a mobility scooter store. And Kennedy House will have three extra flats from the conversion of the office and underused communal facilities.
“We’ve been advising customers about the project and will be liaising with them over the coming months to minimise disruption while we carry out the work.”
We decided to close the offices at the three ILS schemes in April 2016 as we moved to a new way of working which sees our ILS staff out and about and working remotely with mobile devices.
All the new flats are due to be completed by the end of March. They form part of our plans to increase the number of new homes we build. By 2019 we aim to be building 300 new homes every year.