Cottey House Flats conversion

The modernisatiation of the existing sheltered housing units at Cottey House in Watchouse Road is nearing completion. The project was carried out by the Chelmer Housing Partnership and took several years to complete. 30 Bedsits were converted to 23 two-room flats and a lift was installed. The main lounge was enlarged and an extension to the entrance area was made on the Watchouse Road side. An improved access road for emergency vehicles was constructed on the Pyms Road side.

The original plan was to construct the conversion with pitched roofs but the eventual design was given mono-pitched roofs.

The final landscaping of the gardens is to take place during 2008.