New Chalet Style Bungalows for the over 55s
Published by Sonia for Cross Keys Homes in Housing and also in Communities
Cross Keys Homes, Peterborough’s largest landlord, are building 13 new chalet style bungalows for the over 55s and a community building in Eye.
The bungalows, built on the site of the now demolished George Matthews Court in Hodney Road, Eye, will be especially adapted to meet the needs of tenants as they grow older. They will all have a bedroom downstairs plus a fully accessible bathroom for those who have restricted mobility.
Mick Leggett, Chief Executive for Cross Keys Homes, explained: “The purpose built bungalows replace an old fashioned sheltered scheme. George Matthews Court had served its purpose, providing sheltered housing in Eye for many years. The cost of bringing it up to modern day standards was just too much and therefore the time had come for it to be replaced with up-to-date homes. We have worked with PRP architects, developers Lindum Sturgeon, and received HCA (Homes and Communities Agency) grant funding for this scheme to provide these chalet bungalows. They will be ready at the end of the year and, I am sure, will prove to be very popular.”
Matthew Flower, Managing Director of Lindum Sturgeon, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Cross Keys Homes to deliver this much needed local project which has an emphasis on traditional construction methods. This challenging scheme involves working closely with the adjacent residents and local community. The project also provides much needed employment for the local economy and has given us the opportunity to employ a new apprentice bricklayer. We look forward to completing the project and welcoming in the new residents later in the year.”