From eye sore to bungalow bliss
Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Housing and also in Communities
Graham Wallace with new tenant Susan Parker
A derelict bungalow on Colshaw Farm, Wilmslow, which was once deemed a blot on the landscape, has been transformed into a brand new home for local woman Susan Parker.
Social housing provider, Riverside, bought the bungalow from a private landlord, following complaints about it attracting anti-social behaviour.
It’s now been modernised and brought up to standard.
Housing officer, Graham Wallace said: “We responded to complaints from tenants about the blight of the derelict bungalow, which attracted fly tipping and graffiti. The refurbished home provides much needed affordable housing and has improved the neighbourhood for the whole community.”
New tenant Susan Parker, aged 52, has moved from a flat on the estate and is delighted with her new home. Susan, whose family moved to Colshaw Farm when she was just 12, added: “I am looking forward to having the grandchildren over to visit. There’s more space for them here. I now have a garden, and I’m still close to other family who live nearby.”