Tallest Somerset high-rise to get £1million overhaul

The tallest residential block in Somerset is to get a million-pound refurbishment – the first major overhaul since its construction in 1965.

Westfield House in Bridgwater comprises ten floors and 61 flats, and Homes in Sedgemoor is funding a raft of planned works starting with new lifts and fire doors, followed by windows, balconies, and a general facelift.

“Although Westfield House is fully compliant with current regulations, it’s time for this building to be future-proofed and get the makeover it deserves.

“Bitumen has started to come away from the balconies, and the fire doors are ready for upgrading. We set aside money for projects such as this, and it’s just part of the work we do across all our properties in Sedgemoor. Residents can look forward to a new-look block of flats with minimal disruption.”

Pete Bailey, Compliance Team Leader at Homes in Sedgemoor, who is overseeing the first stage of works

The first phase will focus on replacing fire doors – of which there are more than 60 and putting in two new lifts to replace the current ones. Work will be carried out in a way that minimises disruption to residents, and contractors will have a site office over at St Matthews Green, just across the road.

The works in their entirety are tabled to take in the region of 12 months. The lift works will be carried out by Deltron Lifts, and the fire doors are being installed by Ventro.

For further updates on works, keep an eye on the Homes in Sedgemoor website and social media.