High quality retirement living for older people is now available in Kinver following the recent completion of our landmark £3.2 development in the popular Staffordshire village.
The purpose-built Homes Plus complex offers 20 modern, spacious, self-contained apartments with extensive communal facilities, including an attractive rooftop terrace, secure parking and electric vehicle charging points. It also benefits from photovoltaic panels which will improve the building’s overall energy efficiency.
Developed on the site of several bungalows that no longer met the organisation’s high standards, The Burgesses development has been designed for people over 55 who want to live independently, with the reassurance of access to care and support provided by Care Plus.
During the construction process, residents who lived in the former bungalows were temporarily rehoused at one of our other retirement living schemes, and a number of them have already moved into the new apartments.
Kerry Bolister, director of development at Housing Plus Group explained: “We are delighted to see the completion of this landmark project that has received strong support from residents who previously lived in The Burgesses, and from people living in Kinver who may need to move into more suitable accommodation as they get older.
“As well as providing much-needed affordable housing for older people, the development is also a great example of working in partnership to replace outdated housing stock with high-quality homes, much better suited to current and future housing need.”
The ambitious project went ahead following a £1.1 million Social Housing Grant from Homes England and additional funding of £145,000 from South Staffordshire District Council.
Work on site was carried out by our partners S J Roberts Construction Ltd, who formally handed over the development in December 2021.
The new homes form part of our ambitious pledge to start building 2,000 much-needed new homes by 2023.
“The Burgesses scheme offers yet another example of how we are investing in the future by building high-quality, energy-efficient homes to meet the needs of our customers and to help tackle a national shortage of affordable housing,” Kerry added.