Friday, August 12, 2022

Sheltered housing scheme in Market Bosworth officially opened

A new sheltered housing scheme, Ambion Court in Market Bosworth, has been officially opened by the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Cllr Dawn Glenville.

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

All units boast private wet room facilities plus a balcony or patio offering direct outdoor access. The development also includes three one-bedroom bungalows. 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 with communal grounds.

Executive member for housing at the Borough Council, councillor Michael Mullaney, said: “Despite the impact of COVID-19 we are delighted that we have been able to complete this scheme and tenants are now enjoying living in this new purpose-built development.

“This has been a major project for the council, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved. The opening has given all those involved the opportunity to meet residents and view Ambion Court now fully completed.”

The scheme is to be available to people aged 60 or over on the council’s sheltered housing waiting list to apply to rent on an affordable rent basis.

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