Construction work is progressing at De Wint Court – an extra care housing development located in the city of Lincoln – following start on site earlier this year.
Delivered by Esh’s commercial build division on behalf of City of Lincoln Council, De Wint Court comprises of 50 one-bedroom apartments and 20 two-bedroom apartments with supported accommodation facilities.
The structure for the new 70-apartment extra care facility is taking shape, with the building’s foundations and steel frame structure now complete. Super structure masonry is cast across 100 per cent of the building’s first floor footprint and the installation of the first-floor precast concrete slabs on the Eastern and Western wings is complete.
The latest period of work has seen progress with the final part of the surface water drainage and plant room structural slab installation. Towards the end of September, the central core planks will be installed, joining up the first floor in its entirety.
With completion set for Autumn 2021, the redevelopment of De Wint Court will play a vital part in the city council’s commitment to provide quality homes at affordable rents, to meet the diverse housing need within the city.
City of Lincoln Council’s portfolio holder for Quality Housing, Cllr Donald Nannestad, said: “Work is really taking shape now despite a pause in works earlier this year. I can confirm we are back on track for an Autumn 2021 opening. I am really very pleased with everything that this development will offer, and the scheme demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide quality homes across all sections of our community.”
Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction added: “Having dealt with the early challenges at the beginning of this year, the team have made excellent progress on this valuable community scheme to date.
“As a group, Esh prides itself on adding value to all local community’s we work with. De Wint Court is yet another example of true collaboration, the value of which has never been more apparent through these unprecedented times. We would like to thank all the team at the City of Lincoln Council for their tremendous support and encouragement in our efforts thus far.”
Extra care housing aims to provide an alternative option of housing which encourages independence and promotes wellbeing. It has been designed in such a way that allows it to respond to individuals’ changing care needs with on-site care support. It enhances quality of life and gives people the provision to stay within their local communities and access services close to home.
City of Lincoln Council continues to work with Lincolnshire County Council to ensure on-site care will be available at De Wint Court, for those residents that need it.
Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, Executive Councillor for Adult Care at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This will be a vital scheme which will support the forecasted increase of older aged people and vulnerable adults in the city, providing accommodation for older people who want to remain self-sufficient within their local community, with the ability to access on-site care and support, and a variety of amazing facilities. We look forward to seeing work on this much-needed facility continue.”
The scheme is being funded jointly by City of Lincoln Council, Homes England, and Lincolnshire County Council.
The De Wint Court development is one of three schemes currently underway for Esh’s commercial build division within the extra care sector – with works nearing completion on the £7.1m Winchester Avenue scheme in Grimsby and the £9.5m Cookridge Extra Care Development due to complete towards the end of 2020.
Having dealt with the early challenges at the beginning of this year, the team have made excellent progress on this valuable community scheme to date. De Wint Court is yet another example of true collaboration, the value of which has never been more apparent through these unprecedented times. We would like to thank all the team at the City of Lincoln Council for their tremendous support and encouragement in our efforts thus far.”