Bidwells secured planning permission for the residential redevelopment of a former adult community learning centre in the Green Belt. The site forms part of Essex County Council’s estate identified as surplus to requirements through the Housing and Public Sector Land Project. The scheme is for 60 bed Independent Living home for older people and 14 private residential dwellings.
Bidwells was instructed as commercial agent to act on behalf of LNT Care Homes in identifying a suitable site in Huntingdon and then negotiate terms for a freehold purchase to build a 66 bed care home.
The Abbeyfield Society is a supported housing and care home provider with over 120
properties throughout the UK. As a number of properties were no longer viable in their current condition to be used as homes for the elderly, Bidwells was initially instructed to value one of the properties for sale.
Bidwells was project manager of a project consisting of 65 self-contained residential units, with communal facilities including; kitchen with catering services, large dining room, TV lounge, salon, laundry, assisted bathrooms, a private internal courtyard and 24-hour support staff.
Bidwells was instructed by Castleoak Limited and Levanter Developments to provide heritage advice in support of proposals to redevelop the Grade II Listed Lower Mill and its Grade II Listed Granary for a 53-bed extra care facility.