£9m housing complex officially open in Wellingborough

The official opening of Knights Court in Wellingborough

The official opening of Knights Court in Wellingborough

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A former Olympian officially opened Knights Court in Wellingborough following its multi-million-pound transformation.

Anita Neil, who represented Great Britain at the Olympics in Mexico in 1968 and Munich in 1972, was the guest of honour at the official opening ceremony.

She was joined by Wellingborough mayor Jim Bass and residents to celebrate completion of the transformation of the area, which includes a new £5.7m 40-home supported living scheme and significant refurbishments to the three neighbouring blocks of flats.

The entire scheme cost £9.4m, which was supported by the Homes and Community Agency.

The Olympic star, who is a Wellingborough Homes tenant, said: “This was a fantastic event to launch what is a wonderful scheme.

“I was delighted to get a tour around Knights Court to see the high standard of the properties. There is a real sense of community among residents there.”

Head of property services at Wellingborough Homes Ray Whittaker said: “We are delighted to complete what is a state-of-the-art scheme of high-quality homes.”

The new supported living scheme features modern self-contained apartments. Communal facilities include an arts and crafts lounge, library and music room, treatment room and hair salon.