Greenmill Gardens is a 64-apartment extra care development Lovell Later Living is delivering in partnership with Leeds City Council and Home Group, with Morgan Sindall Construction serving as contractor.
The scheme will provide much needed self-contained one- and two-bedroom extra care housing apartments dedicated to the needs of older people in Leeds and offering vital services and facilities to the surrounding area, ensuring families and social networks from the local community can stay within close vicinity of one another.
When opened later this year, Greenmill Gardens will provide access to 24/7 onsite personal care and support for residents to live independently in their own home and will offer a number of facilities including a café, hair & beauty salon and communal gardens, for the use of residents, as well as people from the local community.
Forming part of Leeds City Council multi-million-pound specialist housing programme, this scheme is key to assisting Leeds City Council’s plans to hit its target of delivering 1,000 high quality new extra care dwellings across the city centre by 2028.
As a result of Morgan Sindall Construction’s delivery of the project, £2.66 has gone back into the local economy for every £1 spent. 98% of the company’s supply chain were SMEs, while the project welcomed 12 apprentices, two undergraduate placements, and seven work experience placements, two of whom were ex-armed forces.
20 educational engagement activities were delivered and the project team spent 185 hours volunteering for local causes. Morgan Sindall Construction and its supply chain also completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks, raising £2,000 for the Home Group Fund.
Additionally, the project saw 99% diversion of waste from landfill and 58 tonnes of carbon were saved through the use of HVO fuel.
Mark Lazenby, operations director for Morgan Sindall Construction in Yorkshire and North East, said: “We’re very pleased to have completed our work on this brilliant project for Leeds.
“During our build programme we’ve delivered a range of social value initiatives that have had a significant economic and social impact on the local community. When opened later this year, the importance of Greenmill Gardens to the people of Leeds will be significant – we can’t wait.”
Greenmill Gardens is being developed as a partnership between Lovell Later Living, Home Group and Leeds City Council.
Paula Broadbent, managing director of Lovell Later Living, said: “I am delighted that we have delivered another vital scheme in Leeds, in partnership with Leeds City Council and Home Group. It is exciting to know customers will be moving in and settling into these modern, new homes very soon.
“This development is the second scheme we are undertaking for Leeds City Council in partnership with Home Group, and in partnership with our sister company, Morgan Sindall Construction, illustrating our ability to deliver specialist development and construction services.
“Working closely with Leeds City Council and Home Group, we are very proud to be helping provide essential, specialist housing with access to care and support in Leeds; Lovell Later Living are experienced in developing new and thriving community-based specialist housing solutions, creating healthy communities where local people can be supported to live affordably and independently in a home of their own, with the care and support they need on-site.
“Morgan Sindall Construction has ensured long term jobs for local people through investing locally in the supply chain and we hand over a lasting legacy for all stakeholders to feel proud of as it continues to make a difference to so many lives as it opens its doors to residents and staff.”
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