New sheltered housing scheme opens its doors to residents

A brand new sheltered housing scheme in Lichfield, has opened its doors to its first residents.

24th May 2022 - Corporate news

A brand new sheltered housing scheme in Lichfield, has opened its doors to its first residents.

New residents at Bluebell Court were joined by representatives from Lichfield District and City Councils, Midland Heart and developers Novus property solutions at a ceremony and ribbon cutting last week to mark the official opening.

Glenn Harris, Chief Executive at Midland Heart said: It was fantastic to mark the official opening of this landmark scheme with residents and our partners. What we’ve achieved here is a great testament to our partnership working, delivering much needed social rent homes where people want to live.

“We’ve been so overwhelmed by interest in the scheme, and we were thrilled to have all 30 apartments allocated prior to completion. This is the blueprint for future Retirement Living communities for us, bringing modern efficient living to city centre locations.”

Bluebell Court is a purpose-built scheme, perfectly set adjacent to heritage buildings on the corner of Rotten Row and Deans Croft. Offering thirty, one and two-bedroom level-access apartments, available for affordable rent.

The new scheme has been thoughtfully designed to complement its historic surrounds and includes communal spaces for social activities and secure parking for cars, bikes and scooters for residents, and visiting family and friends. The scheme is also pet-friendly, in recognition of the wellbeing benefits a pet can bring.

“The apartments when we first viewed them were great, I was expecting a basic look and feel but they really have a great personality to them. I have a ground floor apartment and I have a great view of the Cathedral from my lounge and bedroom window.

The location is perfect, it’s something they need more of in this area, more affordable homes. I love having Lichfield City Centre on my doorstep and the freedom that comes with living here, you can mingle with other residents or just go off on your own”, Carol Giblin, resident at Bluebell Court.

Our partner Novus were delighted to deliver a first class facility for our new residents. “It has been a pleasure to deliver this project.

Our expertise in the retirement and healthcare sectors has enabled us to work hand-in-hand with Midland Heart to ensure that residents moving into this new scheme will enjoy a first-class facility that will enhance their lives and provide benefit to the local community.”