Supporting specialist housing with a £4.3m scheme for older people

16 September 2019 

Brighton Place, the second of three LACE Housing developments to be completed in 2019, consists of 26 two-bedroom apartments for rent and 8 two-bedroom bungalows available to buy on a shared ownership basis.

The scheme is designed to enable older people to remain within and maintain links to their local community.

We acted as the development agent throughout the project, providing expertise on delivering affordable housing schemes. We have a long standing relationship with LACE Housing and have helped to develop two further projects in the past year.

Named Brighton Place in memory of former North Kesteven District Council Leader Marion Brighton OBE, the keys were officially handed over from contractors Lindum Construction in August, with the formal opening in September.

Marion, who passed away last year aged 88, devoted more than half her life to the service of local residents, businesses and the enhancement of council operations and facilities.

Sue Mitchell, Marion’s daughter, said: “We are thrilled that LACE Housing has chosen to celebrate our mother’s memory in this way.

“She loved the village and it is a fitting tribute to her dedication to its welfare that her name is being honoured in a project that is benefitting the community.

“This shows a real admiration for our mother and we know that she too would have been thrilled. We thank everyone involved.”

The development has been made possible thanks to a £1.6m grant from Homes England as part of the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.

Nick Chambers, Chief Executive of LACE Housing, said: “Our schemes are designed to enable older people to remain within their communities, maintain links with their friends and family while enjoying quality facilities and services, and Brighton Place is no different.

“We’re always keen to engage with community groups as much as possible and are pleased to be able to honour Councillor Brighton, who was both admired and respected in the area for so many years.”

The new homes will be available in 2019 to either rent or buy through shared ownership. They are part of LACE Housing’s wider plan to build 82 new homes in Lincolnshire in 2019, as a result of securing a total of £3.7m from Homes England.

 Specialist housing scheme