Our £7m scheme for disabled adults in Coventry ready to launch

January 22, 2018
Our £7m scheme for disabled adults in Coventry ready to launch


HBV is delighted to report that we'll hand over our latest supported living scheme, in Coventry, in March of this year.

Jardine Crescent will comprise of a single block of eight and a single block of sixteen apartments. In addition, ten apartments supporting adults who require high levels of complex care will be launched.

Works are now nearing completion by HBV’s appointed contractor J Tomlinson and the residents, who will be referred by Coventry City Council, will move in soon after the final interior is fitted out.

Calderpeel is the architect. Care will be provided by Lifeways and the registered provider is inclusion Housing.

The development is future-proofed with integrated assistive technology provided by ATEL including automatic doors, care call system and access control.

HBV is a leading national developer of supported living schemes and operates in a joint venture with Morgan Sindall Investments Limited (MSIL).

Alastair Sheehan, head of development at HBV, said:

“We are delighted to be nearing completion on this important supported living development. We are committed to improving the standards of supported living accommodation and are confident that Jardine Crescent will be a much-welcomed addition to Coventry.  Our sincere thanks to all the Council officers and politicians who have engaged in such a supportive manner.

“Our development provides the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but with the added benefit of on-site support staff.  When combined at the outset with assistive technology commissioned concurrently, the outcomes for tenants are greatly enhanced.”

Cllr Faye Abbott, cabinet member for adult services at Coventry City Council, said:

“It is fantastic to see Coventry have a development of this type. This scheme goes a long way in providing a safe and comfortable environment for people with learning and physical disabilities, as well as more serious cases of complex care.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, added:

“It's important to me to make sure that the most vulnerable in our society are cared for in the West Midlands. One of the key issues I want to address as Mayor is to not only see existing housing stock improved and upgraded but new developments like this built on appropriate brownfield sites like this.

“This is a really good example of what can be done using the specialist supported living model which is a fantastic approach to dealing with the shortage of quality accommodation for vulnerable adults.

“I am really pleased with the progress made and philosophy taken by HBV and can see that the key objective is to make sure better outcomes are achieved for residents and the wider local community.

"By living in their own apartment, rather than living with parents or in sheltered accommodation, vulnerable adults will gain more independence and dignity to live their lives in a supportive community.

"I would be keen to see more specialist supported living schemes developed in this way at the right sites.” 

HBV is the leading provider of bespoke property for specialist supported housing in the UK. Working as part of a joint venture with Morgan Sindall Investments Limited, it is committed to pioneering the development of supported living and delivering suitable accommodation for the tens of thousands of vulnerable adults living in inappropriate, badly serviced and often, poor quality accommodation. Its core philosophy is centred on the flexibility of being able to organise support around one’s life, rather than having to adapt one’s life around support.

Morgan Sindall Investments Limited provides sustainable development and funding solutions in partnership with both the private and public sector which improves the long-term prospects and well-being of local communities. It is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of c£2.6 billion and which operates through six divisions of Construction & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing, Urban Regeneration and Investments.


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