Streetgate residents – home for Christmas

Dec 23, 2011

Elsie cuts the ribbon at the Grand re-opening of the newly refurbished community facilities at Streetgate Sheltered Scheme

It’s been a long five months, but residents were finally invited back to enjoy their newly refurbished communal facilities at City West’s Streetgate Sheltered Scheme in Salford.

The £370k refurbishment was completed by Emanuel Whittaker in an astonishing five months, just in time to allow residents to enjoy their new facilities over the Christmas break.  The makeover included extensive demolition, remodelling and extending the existing communal lounge, extending and remodelling the kitchen and wardens offices, providing fully adapted toilet facilities and creating an outdoor landscaped area. The facilities were equipped with new furniture and soft furnishings selected by residents during the extensive consultation period.

At 97 years and being the oldest resident in the scheme, Elsie Davies was given the honour of cutting the ribbon, along with staff from City West.  Residents, their friends and family were then invited in to take a tour of their new facilities and enjoy and afternoon of celebrations laid on by City West and Emanuel Whittaker.

The party gets underway

The residents were truly overjoyed with their new facilities… ‘It’s absolutely beautiful’, ‘they’ve really gone to town on us’ and ‘we can’t wait to have our parties in here’ were just some of the comments from the appreciative residents.

City West thanked the residents, City West staff and Emanuel Whittaker’s for their hard work. Residents then enjoyed a buffet before the entertainment started and in true Streetgate style, it wasn’t long before the residents were dancing and enjoying their new facilities.

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