The four 17-storey blocks in Hollington were built in the mid-1960s to house the civil servants who flooded to 1066 Country for jobs at the then Ministry of Work. They now provide valuable accommodation, including sheltered housing. The residents played a major role in the renovation project, with progress meetings and contractor events held to make sure they were always up to date with what was going on. Speaking in 2012, Paul Hackett, AmicusHorizon, chief operating officer, said: “This was a fantastic joint effort between AmicusHorizon, United House and above all our residents. We’re so proud of what’s been achieved and how brilliantly everyone worked together.”
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