Inclusion Housing

Work starts on new £4m housing scheme in Kingstanding

  • 30 October, 2017

Twenty-eight new apartments are being built on College Road which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities

Building work has officially commenced at the site of a former care home in Kingstanding to bring new apartments for people living with disabilities.

Twenty-eight new flats are being built at the site on College Road, which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities or learning development challenges.

The £4 million scheme, called Oak House, is expected to be completed by the end of next year and become the latest addition to Inclusion Housing supported housing portfolio in the Midlands.

MP for Kingstanding Jack Dromey, who officially started work at the site, said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to officially start work at this site in the heart of our community.

“We need to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are well cared for and looked after in suitable accommodation.

“This development will put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces when it is completed next year.

“I’m looking forward to visiting the site when it is completed and meeting its residents.”

Alastair Sheehan, development director of HBV, the national specialised supported living developer, said: “We have had tremendous support from the planning team at Birmingham City Council as well as the commissioning team responsible for delivering specialist supported care.

“We’re delighted that everyone recognises the need for specialist supported living accommodation for some of the local community’s most vulnerable people.

“Oak House is set to be a fantastic example of what can be achieved through innovative partnership, working not only between statutory, not for profit and private sectors, but importantly between the NHS and adult social care teams.

“Birmingham is one of the first places to actively promote the integration towards a combined solution.

“We’re proud to be part of this scheme and the best bit is yet to come: welcoming the residents into their new home.”