We completed a £5.5m Extra Care sheltered housing scheme at Queens Road, Beverley, awarded as part of the YORbuild Framework.
Extra Care sheltered housing gives the opportunity for people to live independently, whilst being able to 'age in place'. The extra care sheltered housing scheme comprises 40 two-bedroom apartments and was designed for older people who have care and support needs and includes associated communal facilities and infrastructure works. The scheme is 100% affordable housing and owned and managed by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The scheme helps meet the evidenced housing, care and support needs of older people in the Beverley area.
The extra care sheltered housing scheme has adopted the design standards highlighted in "Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods: a national strategy for housing in an ageing society" and the ten design principles set out in the "Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation" (HAPPI) Report 2009.
It involved 7 weeks enabling works diverting services followed by a 55 week build period for the building which has three storey's, landscaping and fixed security fencing on the perimeter and of traditional brickwork construction, all to achieve a BREEAM Very Good standard.
We were delighted that our project for 40 extra care flats for East Riding Council at Rita Hunt Court, Beverley was awarded winner of the ‘Best Social or Affordable Housing Development’ at the Local Area Building Control North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2015. It subsequently went on to be a Finalist in the Grand Finals Awards 'Best Inclusive Building' category.