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Construction milestone achieved in Worcester

A topping out ceremony has been held at the 14-storey development Cripplegate House in St John's, Worcester.Owned by Worcester Community Housing (WCH), the £5 million project has seen the regeneration of the town's two tower blocks, with each of the properties undergoing major renovations to transform their skyline appearance and install new external cladding, windows and balconies for residents.The ceremony was attended on Monday (November 11th) by mayor of Worcester councillor Pat Agar and a range of representatives from WCH and construction contractors Mears. It saw the final pieces of bracing steel for the internal structure of the new buildings put in place, with each piece being signed by all those present.Now 43 weeks into the 72-week build for the regeneration of the towers, the scheme is moving forward on schedule and promises to be a major benefit to the town's community, providing modern residential accommodation in an area that has extremely high demand for homes at present.Head of property investment at WCH Mike Rothwell said: "We are committed to making a difference to local homes, lives and communities and we feel that this much-needed improvement scheme is starting to do just that."The radical transformation created by the refurbishment is taking shape and promises to deliver better homes now and for generations to come."Work on the towers is expected to be completed in early 2014, with each of the properties also set to receive a major overhaul in terms of amenities for residents, including the creation of new rooftop gardens that will provide panoramic views of the area and be open to all residents.Regional director for Mears Adrian Marshman added the company is extremely proud and excited to be delivering such an important renovation for the people of St John's."We are delighted to be making a positive change to people’s homes and ensuring lower energy bills," he concluded. 

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