Refurbishment work starts on Frank Walsh House in Coventry to transform it into supported accommodation for families
Refurbishment work has started at Frank Walsh House as it’s set to be transformed into supported housing for families.
It is a former housing with care scheme and refurbishment work began on November 1st, 2019, and is scheduled to be completed by March 2020.
Laker Building Management Solutions are undertaking the work and Coventry City Council have invested £280,000 to enable the conversion work to be completed.
Once the work is complete 44 flats will be provided for families with support needs at Frank Walsh House from March 2020.
We are also working with support providers to help prepare and equip the families to live independently within the city.
Our Chief Executive, Kevin Rodgers, says: “It’s very exciting that work has started to transform Frank Walsh House.
“Temporary accommodation for families in Coventry is in short supply so I’m certain our new proposals for Frank Walsh House will be very well received.
“We have a clear social purpose, which is to provide homes that are a foundation for life.
“There are some fundamental challenges people in our communities are facing and we want to be an organisation which can help them deal with these.
“We are committed to working to solve some of the most pressing issues around housing in Coventry alongside the Council.”
Cllr David Welsh, Deputy Cabinet Member Housing and Communities, at Coventry City Council, adds: “The refurbishment of Frank Walsh House will provide much needed self-contained supported accommodation for families and will help reduce overall costs for the Council.
“The money saved can be used to support residents of the city in other ways.
“It’s great to see the work getting underway.”