A development of 24 homes to meet affordable-living requirements in Coventry.
The site of a pub, was created for Jephson Homes Housing Association with Cassidy Group as developer. The site had lain empty for several years following the pub’s demolition and the project has brought a new lease of life to the area.
The building consists of 21, two-bedroom apartments, six of which are used for residents with special needs and include provision for a live-in carer.
There are also three wheelchair-adapted, two-bedroom apartments. These rooms feature facilities such as wet rooms for bathing and provision for communications technology.
The key message of the development was the impact it would have on the local community. It has provided affordable housing to local people and gave valuable construction industry experience to two local apprentices on the 12 month building programme, as well as bringing welcome regeneration to the area.
The development was constructed to Level 3 of the Code for sustainable homes and delivered with the support of the Homes and Communities Agency through it’s affordable housing programme.
"This is an excellent example of partnership working. Local organisations have come together, worked out a plan, and got on with it. The young apprentices will have gained some valuable experience from working on this project."