6th November 2023

Axis Revamps Notting Hill Genesis’ Wood Lane Refuge Housing

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On September 25th, Axis initiated a refurbishment project at our client, Notting Hill Genesis’ refuge housing located on Wood Lane. The project was led by Lee Covington, Divisional Director and Paul Carolan, Contract Manager and aimed to create a more welcoming and sustainable living space for the residents.

A dedicated team of Axis employees volunteered their time and effort to bring about a series of transformative changes to the property. The team was actively involved in various aspects of the refurbishment, striving to enhance the quality of life for the young individuals residing in the refuge.

Following a discussion with Lee, it was revealed that the project involved an extensive range of renovations. These included replacing the existing grass with fresh turf and introducing self-sustaining plants and flowers in place of larger trees and vegetation. Notably, the creation of wooden raised plant beds in the communal area was envisioned to empower residents to cultivate their own fruits and vegetables, promoting self-sufficiency.

Furthermore, the addition of a new table, chairs, and a parasol in the central area was designed to establish a warm and inviting outdoor seating space for communal gatherings and relaxation. Moreover, the refurbishment project extended to the front facade, with the redecoration of external areas and the restoration of damaged sections of the property’s brickwork. Additionally, the replacement of carpets with wooden flooring in communal corridors created a modern and comfortable living space that promoted a sense of community and well-being.

The team at NHG is enthusiastic about the positive impact these renovations will have on the overall living experience for the young residents.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Axis volunteers and subcontractors whose invaluable contributions made this project possible. UAS generously donated and delivered scaffold boards, TIEQ decorated the front facade, JANUS installed two new UPVC doors, SEI carried out stone work and brickwork repairs, The Right Flooring replaced a damaged section of carpet, and UK Roofing provided essential transportation of larger materials to the site. Thank you for your generosity and unwavering support.

View captivating snapshots of the day here

 Join us in revisiting the transformation process through our video here!

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