J Tomlinson begins building work on a new specialist supported housing development in Coventry

Building services company J Tomlinson has started work on a new multi-million pound specialist supported housing development for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Leading members of Coventry City Council attended the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the launch of work on the scheme at Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry.

Coventry Mayor, Lindsley Harvard, officially opened the ceremony with a passionate speech about what the development will mean for the local population.

The development has been commissioned by the Local Authority Adult Social Care team, to provide local adults with learning and physical disabilities with a safe home environment and is the result of a partnership between Inclusion Housing CIC, Lifeways Community Care and HB Villages.

Limbrick Place is a development, consisting of Willow House which will have eight apartments, Beech House which consists of 16 apartments and Ash House which will be home to ten adults who require high levels of complex care. The build and delivery of the development will be delivered by HB Villages, using contractor, J Tomlinson.

Martin Gallagher, Managing Director (Construction) at Nottingham-based J Tomlinson, said:

“J Tomlinson is very pleased to have been appointed to build this scheme, our second development for HB Villages. It promises to provide much-welcomed, supported-living accommodation and we are delighted to be a part of the team that is creating it.”

Alastair Sheehan, Development Director of HB Villages, commented:

“Limbrick Place will be one of the first developments for the city to provide homes which will allow vulnerable individuals the ability to live as independently as possible, not only in terms of the 24-hour support on a site located in a highly sustainable location, but one that will also have a comprehensive and bespoke assistive technology offering. It is with the greatest pleasure that we are able to see building work start, and we all look forward to following its progress and to meeting the tenants and their families once the build is completed.”

J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management.  It operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

The firm previously worked with HB Villages, Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care to create a £2.3 million development in Rushden, Northamptonshire, consisting of 16 apartments for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk