Westcoast Windows donates to Community Garden at Hillington Square, King’s Lynn
Westcoast Windows design and manufacture genuine Swedish aluminium timber composite system windows and doors in their factory in Trollhattan on the West coast of Sweden.
They have recently been involved in the supply and installation of their Swedish composite windows and doors for the Freebridge Community Housing £30 million regeneration programme at Hillington Square estate in King’s Lynn, working with residential construction and social housing experts, Lovell Partnerships and their partners Hemingway Design.
The transformation of the 1960s estate began in the summer of 2013, with a four year regeneration programme, developed in close collaboration with the community, which will see the remodeling of the estate and the upgrading of its 320 flats with major internal and external improvements. It has recently seen the completion of the third phase of the project with work completed on 158 of the original 320 homes.
Alongside the residential development, Freebridge Community Housing is running a Community Garden project, which Westcoast Windows was delighted to make a donation to.
The ‘Garden Project’ at Providence Street is located at the front of a heavily used building which houses the NHS along with other charities. It will soon be paved to enable those who are disabled to use the garden all year round.
It is often used by many service users, however there are various groups whose access is currently limited due to not having sufficient paving, along with local residents who are able to use the garden whenever they wish.
The Centre has a placeshaping team who focus on organising projects and events that aim to bring the community together and create an attractive place to live in. The main events held here are during Christmas, Easter, Summer and Halloween, all of which the garden is a focal point.
Thanks to those who have donated, the garden has been transformed from a plain grassed area to somewhere that is being used daily by service users and residents. The donation will be used for the upkeep of this green space, including planting flowers and seasonal vegetables and herbs for use in the community café in Hillington Square.
Westcoast Windows were pleased to be able to contribute to this community initiative and wish Freebridge Community Housing every success with this project.
To find out more about Freebridge Community Housing visit: www.freebridge.org.uk
For further information about the project visit the Lovell project blog at: https://hillingtonsquare.co.uk/2017/03/
Shown right are the gardens in use and also phase 2 of the project at Millfleet Court featuring Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows.