Lacemaker Court show flat now open

Lacemaker Court show flat now open

People now have the opportunity to see the apartments on offer at a stylish new housing development for older people in Long Eaton. 

A show flat at Lacemaker Court in Tamworth Road was  officially declared open by Long Eaton Councillor Roland Hosker on Monday, February 16 2015.

Lacemaker Court is an Extra Care scheme, providing 61 one and two bedroom apartments with care and support services available onsite. It also features a range of community facilities including a café / restaurant, hair salon, activities room, well-being suite and laundry, as well as a guest suite for friends and family and landscaped gardens. Residents are due to start moving in in July.

The scheme is being developed in partnership with Housing & Care 21, Derbyshire County Council, construction firm Keepmoat and the Homes and Communities Agency, and supported by Erewash Borough Council. 

The site will also be home to a residential care unit with 16 en-suite rooms and a day centre facility, run by Derbyshire County Council.

Councillor Paul Jones, the county council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “It was a real pleasure to be at the opening of the Lacemaker Court show apartment.

“Derbyshire County Council is very proud to be involved in the development, and the opening of the show apartment is a significant milestone for all the partners and the local community. 

“The apartment shows off the high quality accommodation that will be on offer at Lacemaker Court, and is a taster of what is to come across the whole scheme. 

“The county council is involved in a number of new care development with partners across the county and this reflects our commitment to investing in local communities and providing top quality accommodation and care for older people. 

“We are proud to be providing the care at Lacemaker Court when it officially opens its doors later this year, and running the purpose-built day centre.”

Kris Peach, Housing & Care 21’s Director for Extra Care, said: “Lacemaker Court is an exciting development that will allow older people to lead independent lives, with the assurance of having care and support services on-site. There will also be plenty of opportunities to socialise and be part of the community. 

“I am looking forward to welcoming residents to the development later this year, and the opening of the show flat is an important landmark on the way.” 

The name Lacemaker Court was suggested by two people from the local area, Mrs Jill Smith and Mr Stuart Allan, to commemorate the vast lacemaking industry that used to thrive in Long Eaton.

Apartments at Lacemaker Court will be available to rent and to buy under shared ownership. If you want more information about the development please contact the manager Martina Ring on 0370 192 4202.

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