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An MP, magic and more at the official opening of Tyndale House!

17 June 2014

A magical afternoon was enjoyed by all those who attended the grand opening of Tyndale House in Hullbridge.

Residents at the recently refurbished retirement scheme were treated to a vintage tea party and some magic tricks as well as a visit from their local MP Mark Francois.

Tyndale House, managed by Rochford Housing, part of leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group, has recently undergone a total transformation. The £3.2 million refurbishment project included the remodelling of 23 flats and communal areas in the building, as well the replacement of bathrooms and kitchens at rental properties in Tyndale Close and The Walk nearby.

The work was completed by Sanctuary Group’s contractors Walker Construction Services Ltd in under a year, and now, just a few months on, Tyndale tenants have settled into their homes, and are enjoying the newly refurbished flats and the high quality finish throughout the shared lounge, soft seating areas and conservatories.  The improvement work also included an assisted bathroom, a library and a new hair salon, all adding to the quality of life for residents.

An official opening was held on 13 June to celebrate the renovation of Tyndale House, and the many benefits that this will bring to its residents for years to come. The afternoon, enjoyed by all, included a vintage tea party, with sandwiches, scones and tea served in beautiful vintage crockery, along with entertainment from Greg Williamson, a much-acclaimed table magician.

Mark Francois, MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, attended the ceremony and was invited to cut a ribbon and make a short address to residents and guests to declare Tyndale House open.

He said: “I was delighted to perform the official reopening of Tyndale House and having had a tour of the refurbished property, can see that the work, involving an investment of over £3 million, really has been done to a very high standard. This has been quite a long journey, particularly for the residents who experienced some disruption while the work was going on, but nevertheless the final product is pretty impressive and I hope that the residents of Tyndale House will now enjoy living happily in their upgraded accommodation for many years to come.”

Emma Keegan, managing director at Rochford Housing Association, added: “Tyndale House has been totally transformed over the last 12 months and now provides the highest quality retirement living accommodation. It is a pleasure to see both former and new residents setting into their new homes and joining in the activities organised to mark the completion of this project.”

Mark Walker, Construction Director at Walker Construction Services, added: “We are proud to have worked with Sanctuary Group on this project. Tyndale House has been renovated to a very high standard and it is fantastic to see the residents enjoying their new apartments and the new facilities. We wish them all happy times ahead in their new homes!”


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