The final phase of Lincoln Court Independent Living Scheme has now begun, as we celebrate a significant milestone in the project, the topping out.

The £1.9 million scheme sees an extension of the original building from 26 accommodation units to 35 high-quality apartments. Much improved communal facilities and low-energy measures are being added too, with a view to it opening this summer.

This is the council’s first independent living scheme extension to be developed specifically to meet the needs of wheelchair users.

Cllr Carol Runciman, executive member for adult social care and health, said:

“Improving Lincoln Court is an important part of York’s older persons’ accommodation programme which is working to ensure that the city’s growing population of older people have access to a wide range of modern accommodation.

“Moving into good quality, purpose-built homes such as this will offer, is proven to give residents increased independence, confidence and, in many cases, less need for support from care services.”

As well as completing the work on Lincoln Court, Sewell Construction is also carrying out another scheme for York City Council on the same site, creating a UK first Centre of Excellence for children with disabilities and their families. 

Throughout the scheme we have continued to work closely with local residents and neighbouring Hob Moor Primary School, with redevelopment work completed on their playing field at the beginning of the project. We have also delivered an ongoing local residents newsletter to share milestones, updates and encourage communication direct with local addresses. 

Project manager, Martin Standley, who is carrying out the redevelopment, said:

“We are delighted to be working with City of York Council to bring this fantastic facility to life.

“We are committed to delivering top-class facilities across the North of England and we’re very proud of the locally sourced on-site team at York. It’s their attention to detail, quality and expertise that means we’ve reached this milestone today.”

Rob Cawkwell, Managing Director of Sewell Construction, said:

“It’s a pleasure to be delivering such a wonderful scheme for a long-standing client. After recently completing a similar facility for the elderly in Hull, it’s great to be continuing to be a part of the transformation of elderly care in the north of England.”

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