Plymouth tower improvements completed
A major renovation to Plymouth's tallest tower block has been completed, with the project helping to provide warmer homes and lower bills for residents in the future.
Taking approximately nine months from start to finish, the Plymouth Herald reports that ambitious renovations for Chichester House on West Hoe in the heart of the city has now been officially completed.
Work over the last three-quarters of a year has included a far-reaching overhaul for the aesthetics of the building, while at the same time delivering a lasting benefit to residents through the addition of new thermal insulation.
Overall, more than 400 windows at the property have also been replaced with new energy-efficient models, while the 19-storey structure has also benefited from repairs to brickwork and also the removal of damp from the roof space.
Carried out by housing association Hastoe Group, the project also saw the renovation of the property's existing foyer and communal areas, with the aim of ensuring that those living in the property have the most comfortable and welcoming of surroundings.
Built in 1968, Chichester House last saw remedial works carried out approximately three years ago, when the outside of the building was given a makeover. However, this latest project has gone much further and hopes to provide real and lasting benefits to all those that reside here.