Lovell to build homes for elderly


BIELD Housing & Care, Scotland’s leading provider of housing and care services for older people, has appointed Lovell to build a £2 million 20-home apartment development for older residents in Bearsden, Glasgow.
The high-quality apartments for low-cost home ownership will be part of the new St Andrew’s Brae development.
St Andrew’s Brae includes a recently-completed BUPA care home and housing for sale which is currently being built by Miller Homes.
Designed by architects at Glasgow-based design consultancy Network Five, the four-storey apartment block will be built at the former St Andrew’s College site. The flats will be available on a shared ownership with residents able to purchase a 75 per cent share while the remaining equity is held by Bield.
Homeowners will be able to increase their share to 100 per cent following a qualifying period.
Claire Monk, Bield Housing & Care’s assistant director development, said, “Bield is delighted to be working with Lovell on this project. It offers self-contained, flexible homes designed with the needs of older people at its core.” Lovell regional director Alan Taylor said, “The properties will be built to an exacting standard, creating smart, modern purpose-built apartments for older residents.”