Saturday, May 21, 2022

£4.5m sheltered housing scheme completes in Market Bosworth

A new sheltered housing scheme, Ambion Court, in Market Bosworth has been officially handed back to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council following a 15-month building programme.

The 24 one-bedroomed, self-contained apartments scheme was designed by Pelham Architects and built by GEDA Construction. Each flat has been purpose-built to accommodate the needs of tenants aged 60 and over.

The cost of the project, approximately £4.5million, was paid for by the Borough Council with a grant of £1.2 million from Homes England.

Unlike the previous scheme, which was demolished to make way for the new development, all units boast private wet room facilities plus a balcony or patio offering direct outdoor access. The scheme also offers a communal lounge, kitchen, dining area, library, hair salon, laundry, offices and storage suitable for mobility scooters as well as a car park.

Executive Member for Housing at the Borough Council, Councillor Michael Mullaney, said: “It is fantastic news that, despite the impact of Covid-19, we have been able to complete this scheme and tenants will be moving in shortly.

“This has been a major project for the council, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved. I have visited the site on many occasions, but I am delighted that today we have been able to tour the development and see the very high level of standard it has been completed to.

“Returning residents will see a huge improvement in their properties and potential new residents will be delighted with the high standard of accommodation, fixtures and fittings. Ambion Court is a great example of modern quality housing for tenants.”

Colm McVeigh, commercial manager from GEDA Construction, said: “We are delighted to be handing over Ambion Court. We have worked closely with the council and Pelham Architects to ensure we delivered a scheme that met the needs of the residents and the aspirations of the council.

“Once occupied this development will offer a modern and comfortable living environment. This development will have a positive impact on the local area offering much needed secure and affordable accommodation for the local residents for years to come.”

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