The first phase of the refurbishment of our supported housing project in South Gloucestershire, The Forecastle, is now complete and residents were able to move back into the property in July. Feedback from residents on the new accommodation has been really positive.
The second phase of the project is on target to be completed by March 2018. Work began in earnest in August when the old annexe was demolished. The foundations for the new 2-storey building were in place in September and work is underway to make the building water-tight by Christmas.
The redevelopment work will allow us to offer 18 units of accommodation, each with its own en-suite bathroom and kitchenette, to single homeless adults.
We are also developing a community wellbeing hub in the old gate house building on site and improving car parking arrangements as part of the project which has been funded by the Homes & Communities Agency in conjunction with the NHS and South Gloucestershire Council as well as from Elim Housing.
One of the completed new rooms
A new en-suite bathroom
Demolishment of the old annexe
Foundations for the new 2 storey building