Supported living developer completes £7m project
Supported living developer HBV has completed a £7m build project in Coventry.
It will hand over the new supported living scheme in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, in March.
The scheme comprises a single block of eight and a single block of 16 apartments. In addition, 10 apartments supporting adults who require high levels of complex care will be launched.
HBV’s appointed contractor is J Tomlinson and the residents, who will be referred by Coventry City Council, will move in soon after the final interior is fitted out.
Alastair Sheehan, head of development at HBV, said: “We are committed to improving the standards of supported living accommodation and are confident that Jardine Crescent will be a much-welcomed addition to Coventry.
“Our development provides the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but with the added benefit of on-site support staff. When combined at the outset with assistive technology commissioned concurrently, the outcomes for tenants are greatly enhanced.”
Cllr Faye Abbott, cabinet member for adult services at Coventry City Council, said: “It is fantastic to see Coventry have a development of this type. This scheme goes a long way in providing a safe and comfortable environment for people with learning and physical disabilities, as well as more serious cases of complex care.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, has also given his backing to the project.
He said: “It’s important to me to make sure that the most vulnerable in our society are cared for in the West Midlands. One of the key issues I want to address as Mayor is to not only see existing housing stock improved and upgraded but new developments like this built on appropriate brownfield sites like this.
“This is a really good example of what can be done using the specialist supported living model which is a fantastic approach to dealing with the shortage of quality accommodation for vulnerable adults.”
He added: “By living in their own apartment, rather than living with parents or in sheltered accommodation, vulnerable adults will gain more independence and dignity to live their lives in a supportive community.
“I would be keen to see more specialist supported living schemes developed in this way at the right sites.”
HBV operates in a joint venture with Morgan Sindall Investments.
Calderpeel was architect on the project and care will be provided by Lifeways, Registered provider is Inclusion Housing.
The development is future-proofed with integrated assistive technology provided by ATEL including automatic doors, care call system and access control.