Lincoln Retirement Village will welcome its first residents next month

The first residents will move into a new retirement village in Lincolnshire from next month. The £12million build on Bowden Drive, Lincoln, will feature 50 one-bed apartments and 20 two-bed apartments.

The De Wint Court Extra Care facility was opened on March 22, at an event attended by Lincoln City Council and guests, including the Mayor of Lincoln. The city council said the redevelopment will play a vital role in its commitment to providing quality housing at affordable rents, to meet the diverse housing needs in the city.

Jointly funded by the City of Lincoln Council, Homes England and Lincolnshire County Council, the facility offers daycare services. It will also include non-resident management and support staff, a wellness suite, changing rooms, restaurant and lounge.

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Cllr Donald Nannestad, Lincoln City Council Quality Housing Portfolio Holder, praised the facility. He said: “These new flats will allow residents to maintain independence in their own homes as their needs change with care providers organized by the county council.

“De Wint will play a vital role in our commitment to providing quality housing, to meet the city’s diverse housing needs. I welcome our new residents to the development.



The facility has been designed to be able to meet people’s changing care needs with on-site support. It aims to improve the quality of life and give people the opportunity to stay in their local community and access services close to home.

Stuart Leslie, Division Manager at Esh Construction, continued his praise. He added: “We are proud to have delivered this fantastic new supplementary care facility in Lincoln, providing high quality, much needed new homes to enable people to live independently with onsite care and support.

“Throughout this program we have worked hard to maximize the social and economic benefits for the region. Through our commitment to employ locally, over 70 officers were Lincolnshire residents and 24 new jobs were created for people locals who were previously unemployed.”



The £12million build will see its first residents from next month
The £12million build will see its first residents from next month

Councilor Wendy Bowkett, executive member of Lincolnshire County Council for Adult Care, said: “This type of accommodation will be vital in the future with the expected increase in elderly and vulnerable adults in the county. It will provide quality accommodation for these groups who want to stay at home, but also gives them the possibility of being treated on site. »

Christine Seaton, Senior Director – Affordable Housing Growth at Homes England, said: “This is a high quality seniors’ apartment development that will support independent living and contribute to their wellbeing and the wider community I am thrilled to see these homes complete and ready for new residents.

“Homes England recognizes and supports homes that make a significant contribution to people’s lives and their communities. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the City of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council to bring these homes to fruition.

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