Great progress on site at the Winchester Drive, Grimsby project

New scheme will initially provide 60 extra care apartments in Grimsby as part of a wider partnership to deliver 300 extra care apartments.

Morgan Ashley and its partners are celebrating a key development milestone as it marks the beginning of the final phase of the external construction. The topping out event took place on the site located at Winchester Avenue on the Nunsthorpe Estate.

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 Places for People Living+, North East Lincolnshire CCG & Council, Morgan Ashley, architects Melt Design, construction, property and management consultancy , Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 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.”

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.

Laurence Basturkmen, Director of Later Living, said: “This is our second extra care facility in Grimsby following Strand Court and we are pleased to be working with our partners at Living+ and the CCG to deliver this much needed facility for the local community. Extra care has proven benefits for residents in this type of development as well as being affordable for the public purse.”

Andrew Schofield, Operations Manager at Esh Build, said: “It’s great to be working on another brilliant scheme with Morgan Ashley which is a fantastic investment for the area. We believe in the importance of building for all tenures and understand there is a real need for this form of accommodation. We are looking forward to engaging with the local community and schools across the area to provide a range of Social Value initiatives whilst delivering this project.”

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.”

We are delighted to support the communities we aim to serve. This development will be our first in Grimsby and we look forward to supporting local people enabling them to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible.”

Andy Lomas, Managing Director of Living Plus