Plans submitted for Worksop old age apartment scheme

An artists impression of the proposed new Abbey Grove apartment complex for elderly residents in Worksop.
An artists impression of the proposed new Abbey Grove apartment complex for elderly residents in Worksop.

Plans for a major project to build 51 modern apartments meeting the needs of Worksop’s elderly residents have been submitted for approval.

A1 Housing, Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are proposing to develop the apartment complex in place of the Abbey Grove Independent Living Centre in Lowtown.

A planning application for the scheme was submitted last week after the confirmation of funding from the two councils and the Homes and Communities Agency to provide additional extra care facilities.

District council regeneration director David Armiger said: “We are pleased that funding has been secured and now look forward to the outcome of the application.”

Abbey Grove is owned by the district council and managed by A1 Housing, and consists of 32 bedsits which are earmarked for demolition.

The redevelopment proposes 51 wheelchair friendly, self-contained one and two-bed apartments, along with communal activity areas.

Of those, 37 will be designated as extra care places which help older people to live as independently as possible, with the reassurance of care staff on-site 24 hours a day.

To find out more, visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk or call 0300 8005050.