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Court Wurtin renovation work takes shape

Published: 06/09/2023
Bill Barrett and Sharon Williams, the council’s Assistant Director of Housing, at Court Wurtin studying plans for the ongoing refurbishment

Much-needed renovation work is on schedule at Court Wurtin in South Ashford, including the total refurbishment of two flats that will help meet the need for more social housing in the town.

Ashford Borough Council is refurbishing the empty flats to bring them back into use and at the same time creating a waste and storage compound store for unsightly rubbish trolleys, refurbishing a stairwell to include new roof structure, adding external wall insulation, installing PV solar panels and other improvements.

Court Wurtin is a three storey 1960s residential / commercial block, off Beaver Lane. The building comprises a local retail centre with commercial units on the ground floor and flats on the first and second floors.

It is anticipated the refurbished flats will be available to let later this year.

Cllr Bill Barrett, Portfolio Holder for Homes and Homelessness, said: “These latest improvements to Court Wurtin follow work that was carried out last year to get the car park re-surfaced and pavements and landscaped areas upgraded.

“It is important to bring this area up to a decent standard for local residents, which will not only make it more aesthetically pleasing, but will hopefully reduce anti-social behaviour and graffiti which have been a problem in the past. I am also delighted that this project brings two much-needed flats back into use.”