Burchester Court is the company’s first affordable extra care scheme in the area and offers 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments for people aged 55 and over who have care and support needs, or who may need them in the future.
All flats have accessible and open-plan living space, as well as a private front door, a contemporary kitchen, and a bathroom wet floor with level-access shower area.
The development will offer 24-hour onsite care, a café, a hair and beauty salon, lounges, and gardens.
Andy Lomas, managing director at Living Plus, said: “We have a proven track record in creating homes of mixed tenure across the country, and I am delighted that we have been able to apply our expertise in Grimsby, establishing our first development in the town and creating new homes for people who need them.
“Extra care apartments offer a residential option for those who wish to be independent, with their own front door and privacy, yet with the knowledge that they can be supported in their own home when necessary.
“This isn’t residential care as some may perceive it, it’s a place in which people can maintain their own home, with real choices and amenities that make the local community a great place to be.”
Stuart Leslie, divisional director at Esh Construction, commented: “We are proud to have delivered this fantastic new extra care facility in Grimsby, providing high quality and much-needed new homes to enable people to live independently with onsite care and support.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the partners on this scheme and we would like to thank the team for working in true collaboration to overcome the difficulties faced as a result of these unprecedented times.”
Living Plus is part of the group’s affordable housing division, which now owns or manages more than 71,000 social and affordable rented homes across the UK — a portfolio which is currently operating at a 99.72% occupancy rate.
The company also built 1,226 new homes for social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership during the past year – building or acquiring a total of 2,680 new homes, with a further 1,982 under construction.