Work complete at Lee Court housing project

Simon Donohue

Construction has been completed at Lee Court in Hoylake, a housing project designed to meet the needs of disabled young people still living "at home" with elderly parents.

The £3.2m Lee Road project comprises eight flats for older people, two specially adapted bungalows and 11 flats providing independent living space for young people with disabilities.

Lee Court was built for Wirral Methodist Housing Association by Plant Construction, Liverpool, on the former site of the Heap and Partners engineering works.

The architect is Paddock Johnson Partnership.

Wirral Partnership Homes managed lettings to elderly residents.

Opening ceremony at Lee Court

This project was opened by Esther McVey, Minister for the Disabled, with a Lee Court resident and Alun Hughes, chief executive of Wirral Methodist Housing Association.

The 11 flats at Lee Court are designed to address the issue of young disabled people still "at home" with increasingly elderly parents concerned about what might happen if they became too frail to look after them.

A spokesman for Wirral Methodist Housing Association said: "This scheme is the second integrated project of its type for the association, following on from its ground breaking scheme at Mobberley Court in Spital, which was completed in 2008 and also its second housing project in Hoylake.

"In keeping with the association's long tradition of building mixed communities the association is pleased also to have provided accommodation, for both disabled clients and the active elderly, all within the grounds of the former engineering factory of Heap and Partners."

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