A new £4.9million housing development for people aged over 55 has officially opened in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, welcoming residents into their new homes.
Stockinger House, owned by housing provider Jigsaw Homes Group, was formally opened by Tom Randall, MP for Gedling alongside Jigsaw Group’s Chief Executive, Hilary Roberts.
They were joined by residents, Gedling Borough councillors Sam Smith and Michael Adams, Burton Joyce Parish councilors and Jigsaw Group board members.
The development was built on the site of the former Lendrum Court scheme on Lambley Lane and consists of 31 one- bedroom and 3 two-bedroom apartments which have all already been fully let.
The name Stockinger nods to the former industrial history of 17th century Burton Joyce where ‘stockingers’ in the area produced stockings, often made from lace, using mechanical knitting frames.
The Homes England funded scheme was designed by architect Halsall Lloyd and built by Nottingham-based contractors J. Tomlinson Ltd.
The scheme also includes an additional guest suite which can be booked out for friends, family or carers and includes its own self-contained kitchenette and wet room. There is also an assisted bathroom with a bath seat and hoist available for residents if needed.
Residents can also make use of the dining room, large main lounge and mezzanine area which can be used as a communal space for church services, IT classes, committee meetings and private parties.
Tom Randall MP said: “It’s great to see this development in place of a scheme that was past its sell-by date, and for it to be replaced with something fresh and new. It is obviously enjoyed by the residents and I wish them a long and happy life here.”
Hilary Roberts, Chief Executive of Jigsaw Homes said: “We are all about providing good quality, affordable housing which is exactly what Stockinger House is. By replacing a scheme that was no longer fit for purpose we are creating not just a new development, but a new community and it was wonderful to meet so many residents who now call this home.”
Mark Davis CEO of J Tomlinson said: “We are delighted to have worked in close collaboration with Jigsaw Homes once again to deliver a state-of-the-art accommodation, which will bring considerable benefits to residents and their local community.”