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On Friday 5 August residents of Sherburn Court in Swarcliffe, Leeds celebrated the opening of a new lift with the community members and councillors from Leeds City Council.

This £400,000 replacement project, jointly funded by Yorkshire Transformations Limited, Leeds City Council and Yorkshire Housing, will serve the 85 sheltered homes in the multi-storey block of flats, which are owned by Leeds City Council. The project, which began in February 2017, sees the completion of its first lift serving all floors and will be commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by live entertainment, food and refreshments. The second lift will be completed by February 2018.

Cllr. Sharon Hamilton of Leeds City Council said: “Following the successful lift replacement project at Sherburn Court, I am delighted that the new lift is now fully operational. This has made a huge difference by improving accessibility for the residences and we would like to thank them for their patience during the project.”

Sally Kendrick, Swarcliffe PFI project manager said: “Yorkshire Housing has been entrusted to deliver the two new lifts at Sherburn Court and we’re extremely pleased and proud that the first lift has now been completed on time, opening up the building to all residents on all floors. We are indebted to our partners for helping us to achieve this milestone and also to the residents of Sherburn Court who have been so supportive and understanding during this first phase of the works.”