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£20m refurbishment for King's Lynn estate

A new £20.5 million fund has been created that will be used to help renovate properties at the Hillington Square estate in King's Lynn, which was built in the 1960s and has since fallen into a state of disrepair.

A total of 320 flats at the site are to undergo significant remedial works in the coming months, with Freebridge Community Housing making the considerable investment in order to better meet the needs of its tenants.

Construction firm Lovell has been chosen to carry out the renovation works at the property, with the project to include the installation of additional insulation, replacement of drywall and other internal materials, as well as new kitchens, bathrooms, doors and windows.

Freebridge chief executive Tony Hall commented: "We have an extremely talented team working on the regeneration of Hillington Square and with the appointment of Lovell, we are bringing further skills, experience and knowledge into the team."

The project has been forecast to take approximately four years to complete and will also see the installation of new lifts and garages for residents, with construction work to get underway in the summer.

Architect Mae and Hemingway Design have played a key role in the refurbishment, with the companies working together to develop plans for the property that will better meet the needs of its residents in the future.

Elsewhere, Morgan Sindall has secured a lucrative £18.5 million contract for redevelopment work at the Southwater One project in Telford.

Morgan Sindall operations manager Colin Llewellyn stated following the announcement: "The Southwater One development will form the focus of the town centre and will provide a great community facility for people in the area.

"We are looking forward to bringing our expertise in constructing similar facilities to bear on this development, which will play a key role in invigorating the town centre." 

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