New Nottinghamshire Development for Over 55s Set to Open

New Nottinghamshire Development for Over 55s Set to Open

A brand new housing development for people aged over 55 is set to be completed later this month in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire.

Stockinger House – which will be managed by Jigsaw Homes Midlands – has been built on the site of the former Lendrum Court scheme on Lambley Lane. The 50-year old building was recently demolished to make way for the new stylish and modern apartment complex.

The name Stockinger nods to the former industrial history of 17th century Burton Joyce where ‘stockingers’ in the area produced stockings, often made from lace, using mechanical knitting frames.

The new three-floor development consists of 31 one-bedroom and 3 two-bedroom apartments, each complete with kitchen and shower room.

The top floor also has an additional guest suite which can be booked out for friends, family members or carers and includes its own self-contained kitchenette and wet room. There is also an assisted bathroom for residents if needed.

Each apartment is fitted with social alarms, including pull cords and push buttons and a scheme coordinator will be available on site to provide additional support including wellbeing, rent and property advice.

Residents – either single people or couples – will also have the freedom to decorate their apartments to their own taste with their own carpets, furniture and curtains.

As well as a dining room and large main lounge, the scheme also boasts a mezzanine area which residents can use as a communal space for church services, IT classes, committee meetings and private parties.

A large, landscaped garden with an additional patio also allows residents to enjoy a scenic view of the local church.

There will be 20 car parking spaces alongside two mobility scooter stores and electric vehicle charging points.

Work on the Homes England funded development started in May 2019 by contractor J. Tomlinson Ltd and is set to be ready for residents to move in, from May 2022.

Marcia Stock, Jigsaw’s Head of Housing for Over 55s said: “This is set to be one of our flagship schemes in Nottinghamshire and will offer residents a fantastic high-quality, spacious living environment.

“With our expertise in running housing for people aged over 55s we knew exactly what our residents enjoy and need so we were able to put that into this lovely new development, with support from our partners Homes England, Gedling Borough Council and J Tomlinson. We know there is a real need for housing of this type in the borough and are looking forward to being able to welcome residents to their new home very soon.”

Tony Shenton, Managing Director, Care at J Tomlinson said: “We are delighted to have been involved with Jigsaw Homes on the new Stockinger House.   We have used our unique skill set in the care sector to help develop and construct quality apartments which will serve the community for many years to come.”

Apartments are now available to rent both through Jigsaw Homes Midlands via Rightmove or by calling 0115 905 1515 and Homesearch, Gedling Borough Council’s choice based lettings system.