Green light for Romorantin Place remodelling
"I am really delighted with my new kitchen. It makes me want to spend more time in here baking with my grandchildren."
Elaine Beardmore , Romorantin Place resident
Plans by emh homes to remodel the decommissioned block of 29 bedsits that has been boarded up for many years has been given the go ahead by Erewash Borough Council.
The social housing organisation will be turning the bedsits into 16 new two-storey family homes. Work is expected to start in September, and the project completed in summer 2018. The works will also see the front of the block of flats be given a complete overhaul, with the grounds and gardens also redesigned to give more space for residents to enjoy.
The first phase of the overhaul of Romorantin Place - the renewal of the kitchens, bathrooms, and electrics of the 39 homes in the block of flats - was completed recently. The residents were delighted with the upgrades to their homes.
Long-time resident Elaine Beardmore said: “I am really delighted with my new kitchen. I was able to choose the colour of the tiles and the units myself, and it looks much smarter now. It has made me want to spend more time in here baking with my grandchildren.”
Matt Rice, Senior Development Officer at emh homes, said: “This has been a difficult and challenging project to get off the ground, but we are delighted to have the green light now to push on with our redevelopment and create a scheme we can all be proud of. Exciting times lie ahead.”
This is the third regeneration project that emh group has undertaken in Erewash since Three Valleys Housing joined the group in 2011. The first two – Hart Lea and Town Street in Sandiacre – were demolition and new build projects and were the first new affordable homes to be built in the borough for over 10 years.