Living Plus, which is part of the Places for People Group, in partnership with specialist extra care housing developer, Morgan Sindall Later Living and Esh Construction, have achieved practical completion on a new extra care scheme, Burchester Court, in Grimsby, bringing 60 purpose-built new homes to the town.
The teams worked alongside North East Lincolnshire CCG, North East Lincolnshire Council and Homes England to deliver the project, bringing an independent living option to the town for people who have care and support needs, or those who may need them in the future.
The apartments at Burchester Court have been created within the development at Winchester Avenue on the Nunsthorpe Estate, bringing a new architectural standard to the area. A number of the homes have already been reserved, with the remaining homes now available to rent by eligible local people.
The building will offer 24-hour onsite care, a café, a hair and beauty salon, lounges and gardens for socialising, as well as guest suites for family or friends to stay overnight. It is also in close proximity to Centre One – a much loved community hub.
Laurence Basturkmen, Director at Morgan Sindall Later Living, said: “Reaching practical completion at Burchester Court is a fantastic milestone for Morgan Sindall Later Living, its partners and for those looking for extra care accommodation in the North East Lincolnshire area.
“Extra care schemes such as this, provide residents and their families with complete reassurance and peace of mind that they are living in a safe, self-contained yet engaging environment, where they can meet like-minded people and enjoy life, but where they can get the support and professional care they need, if and when required.
“This is our second extra care facility in Grimsby, and we are very pleased to be working with our partners again to deliver this much needed facility for the local community.”
The Places for People Group owns or manages more than 209,000 homes across the UK and is committed to delivering affordable homes to rent or buy.
Andy Lomas of Living Plus commented: “We have a proven track record in creating homes of mixed tenure across the country and I am delighted that we have been able to apply our expertise in Grimsby, establishing our first development in the town and creating new homes for people who need them.
“Extra Care apartments offer a residential option for those who wish to be independent, with their own front door and privacy, yet with the knowledge that they can be supported in their own home when necessary. This isn’t residential care as some may perceive it, it’s a place in which people can maintain their own home, with real choices and amenities that make the local community a great place to be.”
Bev Compton, Director of Adult Services at North East Lincolnshire CCG, said: “I was absolutely delighted to see the finished building, Burchester Court which creates a feeling of comfort and quality in the communal spaces, whilst at the same time allowing individuals to occupy their own generously sized and adapted apartment.
“I am confident that our residents will be warmly welcomed into the new site by housing providers Places for People, who, together with Morgan Sindall and the CCG have worked extremely hard to get this project to completion.”
The homes on offer at Burchester Court comprise one and two bed apartments; all with accessible and open plan living space and substantial bedrooms. Each apartment boasts a private front door, a contemporary kitchen, a stylish bathroom wet floor with decorative level access shower area, full height window in the main living area which forms the ‘heart’ of the apartment – ideal for connecting with family and friends.
Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction added: “We are proud to have delivered this fantastic new extra care facility in Grimsby, providing high quality and much-needed new homes to enable people to live independently with onsite care and support. It has been a pleasure to work with the partners on this scheme and we would like to thank the team for working in true collaboration to overcome the difficulties faced as a result of these unprecedented times.”