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A good excuse for a spring clean

July 22, 2016 :: 1.58pm

In April our residents at The Old Theatre hostel in Hammersmith began the first stage of an exciting renovation project of their shared living spaces. Teaming up with local social enterprise, Petit Miracle, they developed designs that all residents and staff were happy with.

Our Development and Implementation manager, Ophelia Kingshott takes us through that first day and talks to clients and Petit Miracle about the makeover.

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