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Housing Executive bathroom and kitchen replacement scheme underway in Portadown

Pictured from left is Ricky Ramsbottom from PK Murphy Construction; Justine Bogue, Housing Executive Patch Manager for the Brownstown/Union Street area and Audrey Gillespie, Clounagh Park resident

Tenants in the Brownstown Road area of Portadown are having their homes modernised, courtesy of the Housing Executive.

Work is underway on the planned improvement scheme were 46 properties will have new kitchens and bathrooms installed.

In total, around £270,000 is being invested in the upgrade programme, which is being carried out by PK Murphy Construction Ltd.

The ongoing scheme is expected to be finished in late spring.

Local resident, Audrey Gillespie’s Clounagh Park home has already been upgraded as part of the scheme.

She said: “I’m delighted with my new kitchen and bathroom and it has really modernised my home, so I would like to thank the Housing Executive for their work.

“Everything was done safely due to Covid-19 restrictions too. The workmen were very good at their jobs and courteous and it really put my mind at ease.

“It is nice that as we come out of lockdown and summer months are upon us, my home has been improved.”

Housing Executive Patch Manager for the Brownstown/Union Street area, Justine Bogue, said: “Bathroom and kitchen remodelling can be a daunting but exciting event for our tenants, but the disruption is not in vain.

“The committed and professional workers at PK Murphy have transformed Housing Executive homes and delivered beautiful, functional and modern kitchens and bathrooms to the delight of our tenants.

“Well done to all involved and a big thank you to our tenants for their patience and perseverance.”

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