We have extended our affordable living portfolio into North East Lincolnshire, creating a new extra care development in Grimsby.
Known as Burchester Court and run by Group company, Living Plus, this is our first affordable extra care development in Grimsby, benefitting the town by bringing attractive new homes and creating jobs; 26 local people were employed as part of the construction of the building – eight of them achieving formal qualifications during that construction process and five of them aged 18-24. We partnered with Morgan Sindall Later Living and Esh Construction, who have constructed the site, alongside North East Lincolnshire CCG and Homes England.
As an independent living option for local residents over-55 who have care and support needs, or those who may need them in the future, Burchester Court will offer 24-hour onsite care, the Garden City café, a hair and beauty salon as well as lounges and gardens. The building will offer excellent services for customers, enabling them to feel included, supported and helping to tackle loneliness as well as ensuring they feel part of a community. It is also in close proximity to much loved community hub, Centre One.
Andy Lomas, Managing Director of Living Plus, said: “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.”
Burchester Court has been created in a year in which we focused on affordable housing-led development. Living Plus is part of our Affordable Housing division, which now owns or manages more than 71,000 social and affordable rented homes across the UK – a portfolio which is currently operating at a 99.72% occupancy rate. We also built 1,226 new homes for social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership during the past year – building or acquiring a total of 2,680 new homes, with a further 1,982 under construction.
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.
Added Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction: “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.”
Concluded Laurence Basturkmen, director at Morgan Sindall Later Living: “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.”
To find out more about Burchester Court, visit www.livingplus.co.uk/burchester-court