Leading members of Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council, along with a number of other partners, celebrated the start of building work on a new specialist supported housing development being built in Leamington Spa.
Commissioned for adults with learning and physical disabilities to provide a safe home environment, Bath Place is a £2 million development of 16 apartments which are the result of a partnership between Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care. HB Villages is responsible for the build and delivery of the property, in partnership with contractor, McGoff and Byrne.
Councillor Jose Compton, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care at Warwickshire County Council, officially opened the ceremony on Friday (4th November) with a passionate speech about what the development will mean for the local population. Councillor Compton was also joined by a number of other leading council members including Councillor Bill Hunt, Deputy Chief Exec of Warwick District Council and Councillor Jane Knight, Chairman of Warwick District Council.
Alastair Sheehan, Development Director of HB Villages, commented: “Both Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council have been fully supportive of the development, having understood from the start what it will mean to local individuals with learning and physical disabilities. We are extremely grateful for their collaborative support and approach to the delivery of a complicated site, not without its political challenges.
“Bath Place will be one of the first developments in the County to provide homes which will allow vulnerable individuals the ability to live as independently as possible, not only in terms of the 24-hour support on a site located in a highly sustainable location, but one that will also have a comprehensive and bespoke assistive technology offering. It is with the greatest pleasure that we are able to see building work start, and we all look forward to following its progress and to meeting the tenants and their families once the build is completed.”
Jemima Taylor, Group Development Director of Lifeways, adds: “As a company, we’re committed to providing the latest in specialist supported housing for adults with learning and physical disabilities. Bath Place is a prime example of what we can offer, delivering on all fronts, from architecture that blends into the local environment through to the finishing touches inside. Tenants will be able to live as independently as possible in their own home but with the added benefit of support staff being available on site.”
Paul Atkins, Property Director at Inclusion Housing, says: “The development at Leamington Spa is another example of what can be delivered through innovative partnership working. Inclusion Housing is proud to be a part of the strong working partnership with HB Villages, Lifeways and the Local Authority that has brought the project to this point. We look forward to welcoming new tenants in due course and will continue to work closely with the partnership to deliver high-quality homes for the most vulnerable members of society.”