Internal spaces will also be reconfigured to create 12 new homes across the two schemes with another six apartments at Woodhouse Court and six at Jack Newell Court, providing much needed new housing for older people in the borough.
The internal layout of all the flats will be improved, with each flat having its own shower facilities and some flats will have balconies added. The communal kitchens will be enlarged, the communal lounge redesigned and a wellbeing room included.
The transformation will also include rewiring, heating upgrades, lighting improvements, new lifts and fire alarm system upgrades.
An affordable housing grant of £4.8m has been secured for the remodelling of Woodhouse Court and Jack Newell Court from Homes England, which together with almost £9m of council investment will provide modern, remodelled schemes.
For the work to go ahead as quickly and safely as possible, the council has worked closely with the tenants living in both schemes who have temporarily moved out of their properties. The council is fully supporting tenants in this process.