NORTH Ayrshire building services company, James Frew, is to undertake the complete refurbishment of a sheltered housing development in Kilwinning on behalf of North Ayrshire Council.

The £2.6m refurbishment of Robert Service Court will be undertaken while the residents remain in their homes.

It features 23 apartments and common areas and the substantial transformation will create 22, one bedroom homes and a single two bedroom property.

It will feature a complete mechanical and electrical refit along with a new roof, insulation throughout, new windows and doors, new kitchens, bathrooms, and heating system, as well as external upgrading works to the paths, gardens and parking areas.

Work is scheduled for completion in August 2017.

Roddy Frew, Managing Director, James Frew, said: “The accommodation was built in the 70s and by the time we have finished it will be unrecognisable.

“It’s a very sensitive refurbishment as many residents are elderly and we’re moving four people at a time into an onsite temporary apartment until their properties are ready.”