Commencement ceremony at new London scheme
2019 - July, Latest news
A brick-laying ceremony marked the start of a much needed scheme to provide homes for young adults in need of independent living with care support.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, PA Housing and Certitude London were delighted to mark the development of a new scheme this week. The organisations are working together to deliver an innovative and exciting new housing development for young people with learning disabilities and autism.
This much needed development will comprise of three one bedroom flats (plus carer’s accommodation) in a small two storey block, and a two bedroom bungalow to include a carer’s bedroom. The homes, which will be at affordable rents to nominees of the London Borough of Richmond, reflect the Council’s commitment to help meet the needs of young, vulnerable adults. Once completed, the scheme will be managed by Certitude London, an organisation which provides care support for similar schemes across the Capital.
The site was originally a garage court, and was purchased from the Council by PA Housing after obtaining planning permission. Devcon, who have developed some of the similar schemes in the area, were brought on board as the contractors for the scheme. After some delays due to tree protection requirements, work re-commenced in May 2019, and completion is anticipated for the end of April 2020.
The project also received grant funding from the Greater London Authority and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Around 20 guets including stakeholders from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, PA Housing, Devcon, Lawson Queay and Certitude London, watched Cllr Liz Jaeger lay the first brick on site.