Fancy dress party celebrates completion of £3million home improvements

10th December 2018

Vampires, skeletons and other monsters braved the daylight for a spooky completion party.

The party was thrown by Bromford and its partners ENGIE to celebrate the completion of the current phase of the housing association’s non-traditional housing refurbishment programme. Dozens of people dressed up to take part in a fancy-dress competition and enjoyed fun games, face painting and party treats.

Over the last ten months Bromford invested £3.1million to refurbish 142 homes in South Gloucestershire, making them warmer and cheaper to heat. New insultation has been fitted to homes and new windows and doors have been fitted, while other homes have been redecorated.

Project Manager Mark Sherwood said: “It was a fun-packed afternoon and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. Some of the costumes the children came in were amazing. This was a wonderful way to celebrate the completion of work on the current phase of the project.

“Thankfully we’ve not had any scary stories from customers; instead we’ve had lots of positive feedback from happy customers about how the improvements we’ve made are making their homes warmer.”

Gary Walton, Site Manager from ENGIE’s Places & Communities division said: “The completion event was a fantastic opportunity to speak with residents about the improvements, which have made a massive impact on both the community and the environment around it.”

Over the past few years Bromford has completed similar refurbishments to more than 650 homes across South Gloucestershire. The housing association is now turning its attention to next year’s programme of work, when it will be investing £3million to carry out external improvements to more than 150 homes.