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Lincoln sheltered housing refurb completed

Older people supported by the Derek Miller Court sheltered accommodation in Lincoln are enjoying state-of-the-art kitchens thanks to a 12-week refurbishment project.

The renovations to the court on Newland Street West were carried out as part of the City of Lincoln Council’s ten-year maintenance programme on council homes.

Regional repairs and maintenance provider Kier, who began work with the council in 2006, has regenerated 38 kitchens including one communal facility.

To mark the completion of the project Kier held an event including a buffet lunch and raffle prizes for tenants.

Kier staff also presented flowers to the scheme’s warden and members of the team to thank them for accommodating extra cleaning needs while the work was undertaken.

Kier Regional Operations Director, Phil Oades, said: “As much as we strive to keep it to a minimum, in projects such as this it is inevitable that there will some disruption to the residents and employees.

“We are always grateful for the support of our clients, and in this case we received a particularly high level of understanding and co-operation.

“On behalf of the operatives at Kier I would like to thank everyone involved for creating such an amicable environment to work in.

“The refurbished kitchens will ensure residents of Derek Miller Court have the very best facilities available, which will benefit tenants for years to come.”

Mrs Kathleen Campbell, a Derek Miller Court tenant, said: “The whole workforce from start to finish were efficient, courteous and very pleasant to get on with, and any problems were solved quickly.”