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£2.8m transformation of former nursing home

Written by on 2 January 2021

Renovation works have begun on a £2.8m project to transform a former nursing home into affordable apartments for over-55s.

Social housing landlord Aspire Housing has invested in a complete redesign and refurbishment of Brighton House in Silverdale, creating 19 high-quality affordable homes.

The redevelopment will create 16 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be purpose-built, age-friendly homes to support customers to live independently.

Dan Gray, Executive Director of Property at Aspire Housing, said: “Our investment will uplift and transform this local landmark, which has fallen out of use in recent years, to introduce a new community living scheme for Aspire Housing.

“Our community living schemes are specifically designed to be age friendly; combining safe and secure accommodation with a range of services to help our customers live as independently as possible, and to help us meet the high demand for affordable homes for over-55s in our area.

“Each flat at Brighton House will be entirely self-contained, with its own front door to outside space, whilst still offering the assurance of help and support when required. On top of that, they will be modern, attractive, high-quality homes that meet the aspirations of our customers.

“Our plans will maintain the character and charm of Brighton House, while uplifting the interior and the surroundings. We’re excited to be able to welcome new residents into the scheme once it’s completed.”

The £2.8million investment into Brighton House includes a £320,000 government grant from Homes England. The renovation works will be carried out by Hawk Developments, with an expected completion by October 2021.

Alice Roberts-Bowen, Director at Hawk Developments, commented: “We are proud once again to be working with Aspire housing on such an important project for the community. As a company we feel privileged to able to be involved in delivering a development which enables people to live as independently as possible.”

The renovation of Brighton House continues Aspire Housing’s long-term investment to enhance its service offer to over-55s, which also includes the £14m redevelopment of Ashfields Grange.