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New life for housing after a £3m refurb

Peter Tidd, the chief executive of Portsmouth-based Agamemnon Housing Association, left, and Stephen Downham, the association's property advisor, from commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard pictured in the courtyard at newly-named Eliza Mackenzie Court at Lindisfarne Close, Cosham

Peter Tidd, the chief executive of Portsmouth-based Agamemnon Housing Association, left, and Stephen Downham, the association's property advisor, from commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard pictured in the courtyard at newly-named Eliza Mackenzie Court at Lindisfarne Close, Cosham

MILLIONS of pounds has been spent refurbishing sheltered housing.

New life has been breathed into a building for retired navy personnel after a £3.2 makeover.

Owned and operated by Portsmouth-based Agamemnon Housing Association the 46-unit complex is already 65 per cent pre-let.

Finishing touches are being put to the property in Lindisfarne Close, Cosham, following a year-long project, which included an extension.

Eliza Mackenzie Court comprises one-bedroom rented apartments. It is expected to be fully occupied within 12 months, with up to 70 people living on site and is the sixth sheltered housing scheme in and around the naval port.

Peter Tidd, Agamemnon’s out-going chief executive, said: ‘Through a £3.2m modernisation programme, we have breathed new life into what was a tired and energy-inefficient building.

‘Eliza Mackenzie Court now provides excellent accommodation and communal facilities for people over the age of 60 who have served Queen and country, with a flat-level walk to the high street shops just five minutes away.’

Acquisition and follow-up advice on the property was provided by Fareham-based Hughes Ellard.

Stephen Downham, a specialist in valuations and professional services, said: ‘It is very much a case of mission accomplished at Eliza Mackenzie Court .

‘The refurbishment provides superb apartments for retired naval personnel and has significantly enhanced the look and feel of the neighbourhood.’

 

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