Sheltered housing scheme in Market Bosworth officially opened

Published Friday, 24 June 2022

A NEW sheltered housing scheme Ambion Court in Market Bosworth has been officially opened by the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Cllr Dawn Glenville.

The 24 one-bedroomed, self-contained apartments scheme was designed by Pelham Architects and built by GEDA Construction. Each flat has been purpose-built to accommodate the needs of tenants aged 60 and over.

The cost of the project, approximately £4.5 million was paid for by the Borough Council with a grant of £1.2 million from Homes England.

All units boast private wet room facilities plus a balcony or patio offering direct outdoor access. The development also includes three one-bedroom bungalows. The scheme also offers a communal lounge, kitchen, dining area, library, hair salon, laundry, offices and storage suitable for mobility scooters as well as a car park with communal grounds.

Executive Member for Housing at the Borough Council, Councillor Michael Mullaney, said: “Despite the impact of Covid-19 we are delighted that we have been able to complete this scheme and tenants are now enjoying living in this new purpose-built development. This has been a major project for the council, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved. The opening has given all those involved the opportunity to meet residents and view Ambion Court now fully completed.”

The scheme is to be available to people aged 60 or over on the council’s sheltered housing waiting list to apply to rent on an affordable rent basis. Bidding is now open.

Anyone interested in this scheme should contact a member of the Housing Options department by calling 01455 238141 or complete our housing options contact form

If you already have a housing application and you are unsure if you previously advised us that you would like to be considered for sheltered housing or would like to update your application to include sheltered housing, please contact the team.