J Tomlinson completes £7 million supported living scheme
June 14, 2018
The construction team at J Tomlinson has handed over a supported living scheme built for developer HBV.
Limbrick Place in Jardine Crescent at Tile Hill, Coventry, features a single block of eight and a single block of sixteen apartments, along with ten apartments that will be used to support adults who require high levels of complex care.
The specialist development was the second built by J Tomlinson for a partnership involving HBV, Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care, and follows a highly successful £2.3 million scheme in Rushden, Northamptonshire, consisting of 16 apartments for adults with learning and physical disabilities, which was completed in 2016.
Martin Gallagher, managing director (construction) at Nottingham-based J Tomlinson, which undertook £4.5 million of building work, said: “As a company, J Tomlinson has extensive experience of building specialist developments such as this. We were very pleased to have been a part of the team creating such a first-class environment, which provides purpose-built, supported living accommodation for adults with disabilities – enabling them to have their own homes.”
The development is future-proofed with integrated assistive technology provided by ATEL including automatic doors, care call system and access control. The architect for the scheme was Calderpeel.
Residents are being referred to the new development by Coventry City Council, with care provided by Lifeways. The registered provider is Inclusion Housing.
HBV is a leading national developer of supported living schemes.
Alastair Sheehan, development and planning director at HBV, said: “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 development provides the much-needed 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 to be really proud of.”
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.”
J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, with its head office at Beeston near Nottingham and an office at Canwell, near Sutton Coldfield.
The company works in many sectors, including supported living, care home and senior living, health, commercial, industrial, blue light and heritage.