Riversmead’s Bircherley Court recognised for prestigious construction awards
Published by SRedford for Network Housing Group Limited in Housing and also in Communities
Bircherley Court exterior
The Housebuilder Awards shortlist has been announced and Riversmead Housing Association’s flexicare housing scheme Bircherley Court in Hertford town centre is shortlisted in the Best Retirement Scheme category.
Bircherley Court, a former 1970s development, was transformed into a state-of-the-art flexicare housing scheme for older people, which embraces interdependence and stimulates social interaction. Not only are the scheme’s facilities available to residents, it also provides an exciting, interactive and vibrant resource for the local community.
Riversmead will find out at the November awards dinner in London if they have won the prestigious industry award.
Bircherley Court was recently awarded runner-up in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at this year’s Herts and Beds Constructing Excellence Club Awards.
The redevelopment of Bircherley Court has already significantly improved residents’ lives, enabling independent living with the reassurance of onsite care.
Speaking about their experience in their new home so far, Les and Joan Slight said: “The carers and other residents are really friendly and there is a nice atmosphere here, with plenty of opportunities to join in social activities such as scrabble, film nights and baking. We were apprehensive about moving, but it’s definitely the best thing we ever did.”
Paul Huckstep, Riversmead’s Executive Director said: “We are delighted that Bircherley Court has been acknowledged for these prestigious awards. It goes towards recognising the hard work of our staff and partners, and the commitment of the onsite care team.
“The success of Bircherley Court is being replicated at our other flexicare housing scheme, Calton Court, in north Hertford. Together, both schemes are addressing East Herts’ increasing demand to provide quality housing and flexible care to older people.”
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