Work progresses on Extra Care housing in Lincoln

City of Lincoln Council and contractors Esh Construction have confirmed that work is progressing on an Extra Care housing scheme in Lincoln which is set for completion in 2021.

De Wint Court on Bowden Drive will see the construction of a 70 apartment extra care facility which is taking shape after a pause in works earlier this year.

The housing scheme, funded jointly by the City of Lincoln Council, Homes England and Lincolnshire County Council, aims to provide a residental accomodaiton which promotes independent living, and will have a range of care provisions available, such as non-resident management and support staff, a wellbeing suite, a restaurant and more.

City of Lincoln Council’s portfolio holder for Quality Housing, Cllr Donald Nannestad, said: “Work is really taking shape now despite a pause in works earlier this year.

“I can confirm we are back on track for an Autumn 2021 opening.

“I am really very pleased with everything that this development will offer, and the scheme demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide quality homes across all sections of our community.”

Stuart Leslie, Divisional Director at Esh Construction added: “Having dealt with the early challenges at the beginning of this year, the team have made excellent progress on this valuable community scheme to date.

“As a group, Esh prides itself on adding value to all local community’s we work with.

“De Wint Court is yet another example of true collaboration, the value of which has never been more apparent through these unprecedented times.

“We would like to thank all the team at the City of Lincoln Council for their tremendous support and encouragement in our efforts thus far.”

Photo from: City of Lincoln Council

The redevelopment of De Wint Court will play a vital part in the city council’s commitment to provide quality homes at affordable rents, to meet the diverse housing need within the city.

It has been designed in such a way that allows it to respond to individuals’ changing care needs with on-site care support and it enhances quality of life and gives people the provision to stay within their local communities and access services close to home.

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, Executive Councillor for Adult Care at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This will be a vital scheme which will support the forecasted increase of older aged people and vulnerable adults in the city, providing accommodation for older people who want to remain self-sufficient within their local community, with the ability to access on-site care and support, and a variety of amazing facilities.

“We look forward to seeing work on this much-needed facility continue.”