LACE Housing has formally marked the start of building work on its new schemes that will provide 40 new homes in Scunthorpe and Lincoln, costing a total of £6.4m.
LACE Housing, a specialist in housing for older people, is building Collinson Court with the support of Homes England. The scheme provides 16 one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable apartments with communal facilities on land off Willoughby Road in Scunthorpe.
The site, previously the home of The Riddings Methodist Church, is located close to a wide range of amenities that will support independent living. Local contractor TG Sowerby Developments Limited has been appointed to complete works by spring 2023.
Located off Harpers Road on the outskirts of Lincoln, Roman Gate Court will consist of 24 one-bedroom apartments with communal facilities and will complement the neighbouring development.
Lincoln firm Lindum Group has been appointed to build Roman Gate Court. The site boasts a wide range of amenities nearby including the Nettleham Fields shopping centre, supermarket, fitness centre and places to eat and drink.
LACE Housing’s CEO Nick Chambers said: “Specialising in affordable housing for older people, we are delighted to be investing further in new homes for those in need within Greater Lincolnshire. This could not be achieved without the invaluable support of contractors, the local authority, Homes England and members of the local community who are actively engaged with these exciting new development opportunities.”
Steve Sowerby, Managing Director of T. G. Sowerby Developments commented: “We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract to build these sixteen apartments for LACE Housing in Scunthorpe.
“We are a local company and we specialise in this type of work and this project will keep our team busy for the next year. The job is only just over a mile from our offices, so it couldn’t be more convenient. It will create at least two new apprenticeships and plenty of other opportunities for students at the local College we work with to be involved in a real construction project. We’re really looking forward to this build.”
Lindum Group MD Edward Chambers said it was great to be on site to see work progressing on Roman Gate Court.
“Lindum Group is really pleased to be working with LACE Housing once again,” Edward said. “Together, we have already delivered several successful schemes around Lincoln which have resulted in excellent accommodation for people aged over 55.
“All the developments are located within established communities, allowing residents to continue living full and vibrant lives in safe and comfortable surroundings.
“We would like to thank the residents and businesses around the site for their patience and understanding while construction takes place.”