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25th April 2017

Construction of the new £2 million housing scheme in Skegness for retired people is well on its way to completion with the last brick being laid yesterday.

The new housing complex comprising of 17 purpose built retirement apartments and a holiday home for older people with support needs is situated at 41 Scarbrough Avenue in Skegness and is being built by Lindum Construction for LACE Housing.

Nick Chambers, Chief Executive for LACE Housing, was invited by Lindum Site Manager, Chris Hammett, to lay the last brick marking a milestone in the creation of this important new facility.    

“Thanks to the support we have received from key partners we are delighted to see this new facility for the over 55s now becoming a reality. The accommodation has been specifically designed to meet the needs of older people and, when you take into consideration the excellent location close to the seafront and town centre, it provides a wonderful place to live in your retirement. With the addition of communal facilities and features incorporated to support independent living, we eagerly await residents moving in later this summer.” said Nick Chambers.

Talking about the project Simon Gregory, MD of Lindum Construction, said “It is great to be working with the LACE team and professional team and to use our practical building knowledge to bring much needed projects like this to fruition.

We are on schedule to have this development completed by the end of July and then, of course, we will ensure a smooth handover and be here to support the new residents as they move in to their fantastic new apartments.”

Simon added “The accommodation being built will go some way in responding to the increasing need for quality, affordable housing for the increasing, aging population and hopefully create a catalyst for future projects.

Local partnerships like this provide added value to the wider community as, not only do they create permanent quality, affordable housing for local people, they also support jobs through the employment of contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers from the local area.”

This development has been made possible thanks to funding from East Lindsey District Council, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Homes and Communities Agency and the Herbert William Sollitt Memorial Trust.

Over the 56 week build programme Lindum has employed on average 30 tradespeople a day, all sourced from the local region, and this includes Lindum construction and other specialist service teams.

An official opening ceremony is being planned by LACE Housing for September.  

Photo above shows Chief Executive of LACE Housing, Nick Chambers laying the "last brick" for the new retirement housing complex on Scarborough Avenue in Skegness under the supervision of Lindum Site Manager, Chris Hammett and Construction Manager, Mark Carter,  on Monday 24th April.    


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