A community centre in Stockton has been renovated to benefit the estate’s residents, in a DIY SOS style project.
Thirteen’s property services and neighbourhoods team worked in partnership with Stockton Borough Council to transform the un-used building on the Primrose Hill estate.
The week-long project saw the team of joiners, painters, plumbers and electricians carry out significant repairs and improvements, including installing a brand new fully fitted kitchen.
The team was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees Councillor Eileen Johnson to the opening ceremony.
Thirteen’s director of investment and maintenance Nik Turner said: “It’s important to us that we continue to invest in the local community. This is just one of many community projects that we have planned, there will be many more in the future.
“It has been a real team effort from start to finish and to see the transformation in such a short time has been fantastic. The team worked non-stop all week to turn the building into a space which will bring real benefits to the local community.”
Neighbourhood co-ordinator for the estate Heidi Laverick added: “We will also be using the centre going forward to promote our services and advertise local properties. This will potentially attract new customers to the area as well as supporting our existing customers.
“We’ve worked closely with local councillors and partner organisations to ensure this becomes a well-used venue for local residents.”
The Mayor of Stockton-On-Tees, Councillor Eileen Johnson, said: “It was a real privilege to be present for the opening of the renovated Primrose Hill Community Centre.
“The Council has been happy to lend its support to the community hub and to see it transformed into such a vibrant place that will be well used and loved by many generations of local residents is something really special.”
For more information, contact Helen Sturdy on 01642 773616 or Caroline Walker on 01325 363436.
Editor’s notes: Thirteen owns and manages just under 34,000 homes from an area spanning North Tyneside to York, with the majority in the Tees Valley, making it the largest landlord in the North East.
Thirteen develops as well as manages homes, offering a range of properties and options, including rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It is also one of the ten largest employers in the North East.