Multimillion-pound Hull housing scheme starts work

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Work has begun on a new housing development that will deliver hundreds of new homes in Hull to enable independent living for residents…

A new £82m project is set to start construction. The development, located in Hull, will see 316 new apartments spread across three locations.

The housing will provide accommodation for those with care needs, enabling independent living within a modern environment. It will also provide security as well as care and support for the residents.

The project is a partnership between Hull City Council, and housing associations Riverside and Wates Living Space. The sites were designed by Kirkham-based Croft Goode Architects.

Project manager at Riverside, Sarah Knapp, said the scheme would provide a “balance of independence and reassurance”.

She added: “Residents will be able to enjoy the privacy of their own home, but have the comfort of knowing care is available as and when they need it.

“The scheme is also designed to be a community hub with facilities such as communal garden areas, an on-site restaurant and a hair salon to encourage social and wellbeing opportunities for the people of Hull.”

Director of Croft Goode Architects Mick Goode said the three schemes “embrace the very latest design principles set to achieve excellence in care provision”.

He continued: “The buildings follow guidance from the Stirling University’s Dementia Services Department Centre and when complete will achieve their Gold Standard.

“Hull County Council has recognised the importance of leading the way by harnessing specialist design to create environments that improve the quality of life for the city’s residents.”

The development will consist of one- and two-bedroom apartments. It is expected the project will complete in 2016/17.

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