Who are Oxford Council
Oxford City Council is the strategic housing authority for the city and a major landlord managing over 7,500 homes as well as using its powers to improve the quality of both housing conditions and management in the private rented sector.
As a service provider accountable to the public, the Council has a responsibility to ensure housing services are high quality, cost effective and efficient. Housing conditions within the Council’s own homes continue to improve with the Oxford Standard homes improvement scheme and the tower blocks refurbishment for example.
Initially the task was to assess two residential blocks in the city where there were no communal entrance doors in place. While assessing these two areas at Friars Wharf and Preachers Lane, Warrior was asked to look at a door at a different location that had been attacked and vandalised. Warrior assessed the requirements for this door immediately and replaced the door with a high security solution within a matter of weeks. This work was carried out before the tender was submitted.
Warrior Doors replaced this door quickly and effectively making residents once again feel safe in their homes. This is a key ethos for Warrior, in that they recognise the importance of solutions providing safety and security balanced with visibility, light and aesthetics. Warrior recognises that every door requirements is individual and every solution bespoke to client and resident needs.
All Warrior communal door solutions are designed to fulfil DDA compliance and Duty of Best value, plus Warrior is LPCB ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management approved, which governs design, manufacture and installation. All doors are put through the most robust testing regime and only use EN356P2A rated Impact Resistant Glass.
Warrior has completed the introduction and installation of doors for Friar’s Wharf and Preachers lane, making residents feel safer with the added advantage of improving the living environment. Warrior also provided a gate to these properties to complete the upgrade required.
Warrior has since been successful for a further tender to be part of Oxford City Council’s Great Estates regeneration scheme.
Warrior is delighted to be partnering Oxford City Council working on both reactive and responsive maintenance and upgrades. Warrior’s doors were chosen due to their high specification and high security characteristics as well as being contemporary in design. Warrior understands the needs of the social housing sector and is fully aware of the requirement to make residents feel safe and secure particularly those who are most vulnerable.
Sue Briscoe, project Manager, Oxford City Council commented, “Warrior Doors offers a quality product and service. You could tell immediately that they had a passion for their work and a commitment to great standards. Value for money for OCC is about long-term savings not the cheapest option! Warrior Doors is providing the Council with value for money and quality.” Sue adds, “Warrior is very professional in its approach to door specification, extremely helpful and we felt like nothing was too much trouble.”
Warrior Doors prides itself in providing high security communal door solutions for social housing and its ethos is to ensure peace of mind for residents as well as adding to the aesthetics of the general community and environment.