20 Apr 2017

Work begins on assisted-living apartments in Oxford

GreenSquare has started on site at a development in Oxford, to build new homes specifically for people with learning disabilities.

The new housing development at Brasenose Driftway in East Oxford will comprise six assisted-living apartments, as well as on site staff facilities. The accommodation will be modern and purpose-built and will have lift access, communal gardens and parking.

The project, which is benefitting from a £275,000 funding boost from Oxfordshire County Council, is being built for an overall cost of £1.1m. GreenSquare has obtained detailed planning consent for the work and an existing property will be demolished to make way for the new development. 

Marita Ford, GreenSquare's Development Manager, said: "This scheme will allow individuals the freedom to live and be supported in the community, to have their own tenancy and access to support staff on site. 

"We are looking forward to working closely with Oxfordshire County Council and our contractors Savvy Construction, to deliver this modern and purpose-built development, and provide much-needed supported housing for local people."

The homes are set to be completed in spring 2018. 

Kate Terroni, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Adult Social Care, added: “We have a good track record in Oxfordshire of creating such schemes, which support people to live in their own homes, have independence and play an active part in their local community. These services also provide alternatives to residential care, out of county placements and hospital provision."