Construction begins for 61 new extra care homes in Kingsbury
Work has started on a development of 61 new extra care homes in Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury.
The project, which is being delivered on behalf of Brent Council by United Living, is over two main phases. The first will see the demolition of the existing block The Willows, and the second will be the construction of new accommodation which will be one bedroom self-contained residential flats.
Construction of this development supports Brent Council’s New Accommodation for Independent Living (NAIL) project, which aims to identify, develop and acquire alternative forms of care to residential care for all vulnerable adults in Brent.
The new properties will benefit from communal facilities including a lounge & dining/cafe area, multi-use room, assisted bathroom, buggy store, kitchen and landscaped external courtyard. Ancillary uses include staff facilities, refuse and mobility scooter storage and parking.
Gordon O’Regan, Managing Director at United Living New Homes, said: “We are proud to assist Brent Council’s innovative NAIL project by constructing new and improved accommodation for vulnerable adults in the borough. Enhancing the communities in which we work is one of our core company values and this project will greatly boost the lives of residents who most need it.”
Adeola Oke, Project Manager at Brent Council, said: “We are very excited to be working with United Living New Homes on delivering good quality and much needed new homes.”
Leader of the Council, Councillor Butt, along with Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Southwood, Councillor Tatler, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, with Cllr Kabir local ward Councillor joined Senior Officers from Brent Council, United Living and staff from the neighbouring NHS Kingswood Centre on Tuesday to see the first demolition take place, marking the beginning of the project.