The former ageing single-bedsits, built around 1960, will be converted into 38 two-bedroom units to be used as affordable housing for people aged 55 and older. Residents will also have access to communal facilities within the site.
The refurbishment will include a complete internal and external makeover with new walls, ceilings, flooring, a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry and wardrobes.
The units will also focus on energy efficiency and include appliances that not only improve environmental sustainability but also reduce utility costs. The refurbished units will include new power and lighting, reverse cycle heating and cooling and a new environmental heat pump hot water system. Externally, they will feature new double glazed windows, doors, replacement of existing timber cladding and painted timber work. A private secure rear yard will also be provided.
For enquires, please email: ILUenquiries@benetas.com.au