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Work starts at site of new supported living development in Dunstable

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Work has officially started in Dunstable to deliver a new specialist development for local adults with disabilities.

Quarry Walk ground breaking

The new supported living development at Quarry Walk will transform lives by providing purpose-built, bespoke new-build accommodation for adults with care and support needs.

The development, which comes as a result of a partnership between us and HBV Group, includes communal areas, staff facilities, private gardens and assistive technology to help people become as independent as possible.

The developer, HBV Group, has already successfully delivered more than 60 similar schemes across England and Scotland and says the scheme will help people to live more independently, whilst receiving onsite support when it is needed.

A special ground-breaking ceremony at the site saw local councillors team up with the developers, architects and local authority officers to officially start the work.

Oliver Carroll, Development Director at HBV Group, said:

We are proud to be working with Central Bedfordshire on this scheme to build accessible housing which will enable people who require support to live more independently in a supportive community. The development offers people the key to their own front door, often for the first time in their lives, to live in a modern and vibrant setting and we’re looking forward to completing the development in Autumn 2023.

Councillor Eugene Ghent, our Executive Member for Housing, said:

It is a privilege to get this development officially underway. We are pleased to be working alongside HBV Group which is building this much-needed specialist accommodation here in the heart of our community. We look forward to monitoring progress and returning to the site to welcome new tenants into the development.

Councillor Liz Jones, Dunstable Town Mayor, said:

I’m delighted to officially declare work has started at the site which will bring much-needed new-build accommodation to some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is important that we continue to ensure that Dunstable is a great place to live and developments like this play a vital role in creating an inclusive and welcoming space in the heart of our community.

Councillor Carole Hegley, our Executive Member for Adult Social Care, added:

It is important that we take care of local people in our community who need a little extra support. This development will aid local vulnerable people and their families by enabling them to live more independently in a safe and comfortable home environment. I’m pleased that work is officially beginning.

Architects for the scheme are Alessandro Caruso Architects and the contractor is LA Construction (East Anglia) Limited.