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Seventies Kitsch Converted To Stylish Residence

Shackletons were chosen to work with Colchester Borough Homes as part of a £3 million revamp of sheltered housing for the elderly throughout the borough.

Working on the complete refurbishment and modernisation of the 1970’s built Worsnop House; Shackletons took on the task of re-vamping the communal areas to reflect Colchester Borough Homes investment in modernity and efficiency.

Ruth Hamnett, Adaptations Manager says: “Working with Shackletons really worked for us. After completion we held an open day to allow people to see the transformation for themselves. I have to say it was extremely positive and the re-furb really did encouraged people to want to live at Worsnop.”

The Shackletons team completed the re-furbishment of the lobby, communal lounge and dining area, quite lounge, private dining room, guest room and conservatory.

Lisa Gibbons, regional sales manager at Shackletons says: “Taking a 1970’s interior and transforming how it looks and feels to achieve something thoroughly up to date whilst complementing its wider surroundings was a fantastic brief to fulfill – we’re extremely happy with the results.”

Ruth adds: “Our priority was to achieve modernity through an upgrade without the use of an overly modern style; rather something that represented a homely feel. Lisa helped us achieve this, she was always there at the end of the phone or on email and saw it through to the installation too.”


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