We are set to spend £9million on redeveloping Woburn House and the nearby bungalows in Blackwell after planning permission was approved.
The plans will see the assisted living facility, bungalows and community centre on Woburn Close demolished and replaced with 15 bungalows, eight houses and a 20-flat independent living building.
Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Sandra Peake said, “This is a significant investment and re-iterates our commitment to looking after older and vulnerable people, whilst also providing a much-needed community facility. It will be of huge benefit to local residents in the area as there will be a mixture of properties to meet a local demand."
The scheme is part of our £36million Bolsover Homes project which is aimed at building new council houses for affordable rents across Bolsover District.
The scheme uses our land by replacing end of life, unfit for purpose dwellings, with new homes that exceed today’s living standard whilst benefiting the District’s economy through training, skills development, and local supply chain.
Councillor Peake added, “All the new properties will be modern, energy efficient and adaptable for people with disabilities. It’s important that we keep building bungalows and accommodation for our ever-growing older population and that we keep building social properties for the benefit of our residents.”
This is the latest project that has seen all our assisted living buildings refurbished to the tune of over £19million (including this latest scheme) and provides older and vulnerable people with good quality homes.
Over the past few years, we have refurbished and extended Ashbourne Court in Shirebrook, refurbished Parkfields in Clowne and Victoria House in Creswell and are currently working on revamping Valley View in Hillstown and Jubilee Court in Pinxton.
It is anticipated that phase one of the redevelopment will start soon which will involve disconnected the services such as the gas and water, with work due to start on site fully in spring 2024.