Green award for sheltered housing scheme

Gazette: Matt Armstrong looks at the natural light tube at Worsnop House Matt Armstrong looks at the natural light tube at Worsnop House

AN eco-friendly refurbishment of a Colchester sheltered housing scheme has won a business award.

The refit at Worsnop House, carried out by Colchester Borough Homes and Colchester Council, was the winner of the efficiency and innovation in property prize at the Colchester Business Awards.

The Sixties house, last refurbished 15 years ago, has solar thermal and solar panels which pre-heat water for heating and generate electricity for lighting.

It was part-funded by £415,000 from the European Regional Development Fund.

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8:32pm Mon 9 Dec 13

PROOFREADER says...

Refurbished only fifteen years ago ! They should have concentrated on refurbishing properties that still have fittings from when they were first built
back in the 1960s. In the road I live in here in Greenstead it seems you have to be 60 or over and disabled to get anything done for you. I am disabled, roll on 60!
Refurbished only fifteen years ago ! They should have concentrated on refurbishing properties that still have fittings from when they were first built back in the 1960s. In the road I live in here in Greenstead it seems you have to be 60 or over and disabled to get anything done for you. I am disabled, roll on 60! PROOFREADER

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