Lindum Group has completed construction of 24 apartments in Lincoln for people aged 55 and over.

LACE Housing, a non-profit making housing association specialising in homes for older people, has opened the doors to its newest development.

HM The Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, officially opened LACE Housing’s Roman Gate Court on Tuesday 5 September.

He was joined by representatives from Homes England, West Lindsey District Council, Nettleham Parish Council, Lincolnshire County Council, contractor Lindum Group, Project Manager Thornton Firkin, and Saunders Boston Architects.

Roman Gate Court, located off Nettleham Road, consists of 24 affordable apartments for the over 55s to rent. It is designed to become an integrated part of the local community with easy access to public transport, supermarkets, takeaways, a doctor’s surgery, a petrol station, and multiple convenience stores.

Nick Chambers, CEO of LACE Housing, said: “We are delighted that our Roman Gate Court development is now complete, providing much needed accommodation for those in need. The development has been designed to support tenants to retain and regain a level of independence, as well as the opportunity to live within a community in which they are familiar.

“We wish to thank everyone for attending our opening ceremony, particularly those who have made Roman Gate Court their home.“

The scheme offers affordable, safe, and comfortable apartments, alongside a communal lounge, office facility, mobility scooter store and landscaped gardens.

Roman Gate Court aims to reflect best practice in quality and efficiency standards, providing modern, relaxed, and spacious homes that support independent living for older people.

Val Yeomans, resident at Roman Gate Court, said: “I chose to come to Roman Gate Court because it’s got great facilities – including a wonderful kitchen and shower room!

“The location is great, as it is in between my daughter and granddaughter’s house, so it’s ideal for me. There are local shops, the doctors aren’t far away, and it’s just lovely here. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming so far.”

LACE Housing is a voluntary, non-profit making association with charitable status specialising in the provision of housing and support services for people aged 55 and over in the county of Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.

Roman Gate residents

Edward Chambers, Managing Director at Lindum Group, said: “It is fantastic to see the Roman Gate Court apartments officially opening, with people already in and experiencing the benefit of supported living.

“It was a difficult build, due to wider global supply chain issues, but the team did a great job, helped by our history and experience delivering care schemes, as well as the use of our own in-house tradespeople who did some very good wallpapering and decorating, as well as other work.

“As a local business, we always endeavour to use our projects to help better the communities we all live and work in, and this build has been no different. The apartments have created safe and secure living for those who need a little extra support and will continue to for years to come.”

To be eligible for LACE’s accommodation, residents will be required to meet certain criteria, including having a connection to the local area.

For more information on the Roman Gate Court development, or to register interest in the scheme, please visit the LACE website, or contact the Housing and Support team on 01522 514444 or [email protected].