A £4.8m revamp of Woodchurch tower block has put it on a par with Wirral's top hotels, according to tenants' spokesman Jim Corbett.

The opening of Brackendale is part of a £35m Wirral Partnership Homes programme to improve eight high rise blocks in the borough. 

Modifications include an extensive range of internal and external works including new kitchens, bathrooms, upgraded balconies, improved heating and enhanced insulation, reroofing and security systems.

The blocks will be covered by 24-hour cctv. Communal area such as entrances, lounges, corridors and external areas have also been renewed and updated.

Mr Corbett, chairman of Brackendale Tenants' Group, said: "The past couple of years haven’t been easy, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

"We feel that Brackendale is now on a par with some of the best hotels in Wirral."

At the formal opening this week, WPH chief executive Brian Simpson said: "Brackendale is an excellent example of how modern, high rise apartments can meet the housing and support needs of our current and future tenants.

"We appreciate the patience of our residents during the refurbishment work and hope that they are as pleased as we are with the results which are testament to all the hard work put in."

Guest of Honour, Cllr Gerry Ellis, Mayor of Wirral, said: "Wirral Partnership Homes have lived up to their name, working in partnership with their residents and making sure that they all had input and were involved in major decisions. so congratulations to everyone involved."