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Work starts on our new retirement living block in Coventry

Work has started on our Ebbw Vale Terrace scheme in Coventry which will provide 30 retirement living flats for people aged over 55.

The development in Cheylesmore – which will be called Swift Court when it is complete – will replace our existing retirement living accommodation at Eric Inott House as well as the previous building on the site which was a 16 flat development for the over 55s.

We are working with Harper Group on the three-storey complex which will be all electric and include photovoltaic panels on the roof which will contribute towards the running costs of communal lighting and reduce the service charges for our customers.

Our Executive Director of Development Nick Byrne said: “It’s brilliant that work is under way at our Swift Court development in Cheylesmore.

“The scheme will provide modern day homes for people who are over 55 and will replace some of our outdated accommodation.

“As part of looking to the future and our impact on the environment, these homes will be built without gas and the photovoltaic panels will help generate electricity for the building.

“It’s important we provide retirement living schemes for our customers and I look forward to seeing this development progress over the coming months.”

As well as individual flats, the block will include a communal area, kitchenette, lounge, and office.

Our Retirement Living Manager Tim Ansell said: “We’re pleased to see work starting on our new Swift Court retirement living scheme in Coventry and we’re looking forward to welcoming our first residents when it is finished.

“Our retirement living schemes are a great option for people over 55 as they provide a fantastic blend of community and independence with people having access to their own flats but also the communal rooms.”

Antony Rees, Group Managing Director of J Harper & Sons, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Citizen to bring much-needed affordable housing to the area of Coventry.

“We look forward to continuing our works with the team in the creation of 30 new, contemporary and high-quality apartments for retirement living.”

The development is set to be completed in December 2022.

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