Works have started at Coombe Lodge on Nash Lee End after the old care home has been derelict for more than five years.
National Housing Group acquired the property in July and will start renovating the dilapidated building at the end of August this year.
Once work is completed, the property will consist of 40 – 46 self-contained care units each with its own kitchen, complete with communal areas, and key worker and staff areas too.
The property is going to be retrofitted to include a number of eco features, and will help towards the UK’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The ‘Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener’ which was released at the end of last year and highlighted that heating for homes and work spaces makes up almost a third of all UK carbon emissions.
Coombe Lodge will be refurbished with solar panels, green lighting and air source heat pumps to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the property and make the cost of living lower for its tenants.
Stephen Wasserman is National Housing Group’s CEO, he said: “We’re really proud that we are able to transform a building that has been abandoned for so long into high-quality housing complete with state of the art environmental features like air source heat pumps.
“It’s important that communities are maintained, and transforming buildings like Coombe Lodge will make a huge difference to those living near it and to those who will be able to enjoy the benefits of housing which is tailored to their needs, and retrofitted to high standards.”
He continued: “We hope that local residents will be pleased with the work we undertake, and we look forward to sharing updates with the community as developments progress.”
Coombe Lodge will provide social housing to vulnerable adults in need of housing in the Aylesbury area.
National Housing Group, which works collaboratively with local authorities, housing associations and charities around the south east to combat the housing crisis and homlessness by providing a high standard of social housing.
Nicholas Arthur is the director of partnerships at NHG, and he said: “We believe in the housing first model, which states that housing is a basic human right. We want to give people their own front doors. When you do this for someone who has been homeless, or who has needed rehabilitation or care of some description, you are able to give them a new lease of life and make them feel like a valued person.”
The renovations to Coombe Lodge are likely to take nine – 12 months to complete and will be carried out by National Housing Group’s in-house construction team.
For more information about National Housing Group and upcoming developments in Aylesbury, you can visit their website at www.thenhg.com or call their team on 020 8194 6180.
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National Housing Group is helping to tackle the housing shortage and the homelessness crisis. Through acquiring and developing properties they are addressing the lack of high quality suitable housing available as a permanent solution for the homeless.
Through partnerships with housing associations, councils and charities National Housing Group let the properties out to those in need. They go above and beyond the industry standard by building sustainably and to a high standard, including providing internet and housing management support to tenants.
NHG has housed 150 people to date in residences and has worked with more than twenty different housing associations and charities.
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