• New scheme will initially provide 60 extra care apartments in Grimsby as part of a wider partnership to deliver 300 extra care apartments
• Delivered by Morgan Ashley, a development partner, managing design, build and financing of modern affordable purpose-built housing and care environments
• RLB is providing employer’s agent services on the scheme
Morgan Ashley and its partners celebrated a key development milestone as it marked the beginning of the final phase of the external construction with a topping out event which took place on the site located at Winchester Avenue on the Nunsthorpe Estate in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.
Attending the event and taking a tour of the site was the Cllr Terry Walker, the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, representatives from RLB, Places for People Living+, North East Lincolnshire CCG & Council, Morgan Ashley, architects Melt Design, and the construction company Esh.
The scheme will provide much-needed accommodation to address the needs of elderly people in Grimsby through the provision of 60 extra care apartments.
Extra care housing supports elderly people to live safely and independently with easy access to social activities, in the knowledge that care is at hand when required.
“Keeping their independence is extremely important to most people as they get older,” explained Bev Compton, Director of Adult Services for North East Lincolnshire CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council. “Once complete, the residents will be people with significant care needs who might otherwise have been looking at having to move into a residential care home. Instead, each person or couple will have a purpose designed apartment with their own front door with a professional team on hand to support them with daily health and wellbeing needs.
“The environment and architecture of this new build will be completely geared up to supporting them to carry out daily tasks themselves which is something most people hold very dear.”
Paul Batchelor, Partner at RLB, added. “We are really proud to be involved with this new scheme in Grimsby. This is part of our continuing collaboration with Morgan Ashley who we are supporting on a number of projects providing much needed extra care facilities across the region.”
The state-of-the-art development has been designed by award-winning architects, Melt. The scheme will provide 60 apartments for older people together with communal accommodation for residents including secure landscaped grounds and parking.
The building, due to complete in the summer of 2020, will be approximately 5,250 square metres and will be accessible to residents in the region via an application process.
From left to right
Dave Lane, Operations Director – Morgan Ashley; Cathie Johnson, Building Surveyor – RLB (Assistant EA); Steve Reynolds, Partner – RLB; Paul Batchelor, Partner – RLB (Employers Agent); Janet Marston, Senior Development Manager – Morgan Ashley; Piers Thomas, Construction Manager – Morgan Ashley